According to Corporation data, it collected 70.43 tonnes of cracker waste on Sunday, a day after the festival. On the Deepavali day, 19.27 tonnes of cracker waste were collected, while it was 3.22 tonnes on Friday.
North Chennai and south Chennai regions generated around 36 tonnes of waste, while the central Chennai region had generated only 19.68 tonnes.
The waste was disposed of after following the norms on managing industrial waste. The civic body had already instructed the conservancy workers to collect the cracker waste separately.
It may be noted that the civic body had collected 85 tonnes of cracker waste in 2017 and 95 tonnes in 2018. In 2019, 103 tonnes of cracker waste were collected.