Acting tough on a private firm — Ram Singh Agarwal — for failing to dispose of solid waste using a scientific approach, Haridwar MC has cancelled its contract and seized the security deposit as well.

With heaps of garbage dotting Sarai-based solid waste management plant, the corporation will float a fresh tender so that the waste is disposed of daily.

The firm was awarded the contract about six months ago and has done nothing to manage waste ever since.

While the district generates 180 metric tonnes of waste every day, it is able to treat only 80 metric tonnes.

Municipal commissioner, Haridwar, Dayanand Sarswati, told TOI, “Garbage is being collected on a regular basis, the problem is at the disposal end. We sent notices to the firm, but it did not respond. Ultimately, we had to cancel the contract. Currently, we have around 1.15 lakh metric tonnes waste at Sarai-based plant and for its speedy disposal, we are floating a fresh tender for the plant operation.” (TOI)