Collect Plastic for Money, Prize & Employment: Prizes worth Rs. 1 lakh every Month

Port Blair
8 Feb 2018

A scheme to collect plastic waste by the PBMC was launched in the month of January. The winners for the Month of January were announced on 5th February 2018 and prize money is being transferred to respective Bank Account within this week. Many requests have been received to allow weekly collection because enough spaces are not available in small houses to keep the collected material and it is difficult to carry huge quantity to collection points on monthly basis. To make the Scheme more user friendly, the following changes are made: Now the Plastic Bottles/Plastic Bags/Plastic waste can be deposited on every Monday between 09.00 AM to 12.00 Noon at the six collection points. If Monday happens to be holiday, the collection will be accepted on the next working day. Cash amount @ Rs. 2/- per kg will be paid at the time of weekly deposit.It must be ensured that the collections are deposited at the same Centre during the month. The weekly deposited quantity will be considered to decide the winners of prizes worth Rs. One Lakh on every first Monday of the next month. For example if Mr. ‘A’ deposits 10 Kg on 12th February, 25 Kg on 26th February and 60 Kg on 5th March at a particular collection point then for the purpose of prizes to be announced on 5th March, the collection would be taken as 95 Kg. Here it is clarified that no permission is required from PBMC to collect plastic bottles from public places, markets, roads, streets and beaches within the Municipal Area. There is no need of any registration under the Scheme and any person can participate and join PBMC in its endeavor to keep the City neat & clean. Next announcement of monthly Prizes for One Lac rupees will be on first Monday of next Month i.e. 5th March 2018.