VASCO: With the October 31 deadline set by South Goa Collector to clear garbage within 10 kms of Dabolim airport to prevent bird-hits fast approaching, four South Goa panchayats on Friday requested Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC) to pick up their garbage till they make alternate arrangements.

At a meeting, the sarpanchas and panchas of Chicalim, Bogmalo-Chicolna, Sancoale and Velsao-Pale Panchayats requested MMC to consider their proposal.