The proposed sanitation fees, which are collected as per CCP’s Solid Waste (Management and Handling) by-laws 2019, will benefit small traders and restaurants while imposing higher fees on guesthouses and vehicle service centres.
The proposed revisions come in the backdrop of Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) study which found that fees for door-to-door collection of solid waste were levied on an ad-hoc basis, with no co-relation with the waste generated. “CCP has proposed to amend the Schedule I sanitation charges,” said CCP commissioner Agnelo Fernandes. “The draft amendments have been uploaded on the CCP website.”
Under the new policy, restaurants will be charged Rs 20 per sqm per month based on the area of the kitchen and dining space. Banks, financial institutions will be charged Rs 10 per sqm while small commercial establishments will pay Rs 5 per sqm with a minimum fee of Rs 150.
Homes will continue to be charged Rs 50 per month for door-to-door collection of garbage. CCP has also kept the sanitation fees for hospitals, clinics, pathology labs, canteens and petrol pumps unchanged.
“Those willing to share suggestions can download the draft from the CCP website and submit them in writing on or before August 3,” Fernandes said.