The powerful garbage contractors in the City are out to sabotage the BBMP’s reforms for garbage disposal, Palike officials say.

Officials say the contractors, who had so far had a stranglehold over the lucrative business of garbage disposal, are worried over the growing awareness among citizens about the segregation-at-source and other initiatives of the BBMP to recycle waste within the City, and are out to defeat the reforms. Some of them are dumping waste lifted from one part of the City to other prominent places. On Wednesday night, a truckload of filth was dumped near the St Marks Cathedral on MG Road, leaving the church authorities furious.