As per the Municipal Solid Waste Management rules 2000 BBMP is responsible for taking the waste management as per the stipulation.
For Administrative purpose BBMP is divided into 8 zones, 3 zones in old area(core area) & 5 zones in new area(adjacent 7 CMCâ€™s & one TMC) .
- About 70% of the MSW (Municipal Solid waste) activity starting from primary collection to disposal has been outsourced & 30% is managed by BBMP
- There are about 4300 Pourakarmikas (Sweepers) of BBMP & 10000 Pourakarmikas (Sweepers) from contractor who performs Door to Door collection & sweeping activities.
- In some of the area in the new zones the Door to Door collection activity is entrusted to Self Help Groups (SHGâ€™s). which are basically below poverty womenâ€™s groups In some of the residential areas the Residential Welfare Associations (RWAâ€™s) are involved in Door to Door collection & decentralization of composting the waste
Primary Collection(Door to Door collection)
- The primary collection is performed using pushcarts & auto tippers
- There are around 11000 pushcarts & 650 auto tippers for Door to Door collection of waste.
- Waste is collected in the unsegregated form as segregation is not practiced at source.
Secondary collection and Transportation
- There are about 600 MSW transportation vehicles including
- Compactors, Tipper Lorries, Dumper placers & Mechanical Sweepers both BBMP and contractors.
- The waste collected from the households is brought to a common point ie., secondary locations from where the waste is shifted to the treatment sites through compactors & tipper lorries.
- Segregation at source & the secondary storage is not happening hence unsegregated waste reaches the processing plants.
Street Sweeping activity
- Street sweeping is performed both manually & mechanically. In some of the highly commercial activity areas sweeping is done at night & in the VIP areas the sweeping is done Mechanically. The street sweeping waste is carried along with the primary collection waste to the land fill sites.
Decentralized processing plants
- Some of the areas where RWAâ€™s are performing Door to Door collection, the waste is segregated at source & the organic waste is composted in the community in a small scale.
- BBMP has setup a 15 ton capacity decentralized plant to process organic waste as well as recycle the plastic, metal etc
- BBMP has established an decentralizes one ton capacity aerobic composting unit at Malleshwaram market (West Zone) using organic waste convertor.
Dry waste collection centers
- Dry waste collection centers has been set up for recycling the dry materials like plastic, paper, glass, metals etc
Things to remember about Dry waste:
DRY WASTE WILL BE ONLY COLLECTED ON SATURDAYS.
â€¢ Milk Pouches should be washed and dry before putting it in to the dry waste bag.
â€¢ Milk pouches, oil & ghee pouches should be placed in a separate cover to avoid causing damage to the other dry waste.
â€¢ Plastic bottles of juice/drinks should be Emptied, Rinsed and Closed.
â€¢ Tetra packs of any kind should be Emptied properly.
â€¢ Soiled tissues SHOULD NOT BE PUT.
â€¢ SANITORY WASTE SHOULD NOT BE PUT.
â€¢ Thermocol SHOULD NOT BE PUT.
â€¢ All Plastic bottles like shampoo, Floor cleaners, toilet cleaners, oil etc should be Empty and Closed with their caps.
â€¢ Aluminum foils used for packing food ,Packs of takeout foods should be rinsed.
â€¢ Pizza boxes should not contain any leftover pieces of food.
â€¢ Plastic boxes of food ordered from outside should be empty and rinsed.
â€¢ Any Party plates,cups,spoons,tissues etc. (that cannot be cleaned/ dried) SHOULD NOT BE PUT.
â€¢ Emptied Glass Bottles and Tin cans should be put in separate dry waste bag given.
â€¢ Broken Glass SHOULD NOT BE PUT.
â€¢ All plastic pouches/covers/packets should be empty.
â€¢ NO Edible or Wet things should be put as this will attract rodents and spoil the paper waste.
â€¢ E-waste to be put by individual households in the assigned bins near the Security.