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 CMC’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 (SHG’s). which are basically below poverty women’s groups In some of the residential areas the Residential Welfare Associations (RWA’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 RWA’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:


• Milk Pouches should be washed and dry before putting it in to the dry waste bag.
• Milk pouches, oil & ghee pouches should be placed in a separate cover to avoid causing damage to the other dry waste.
• Plastic bottles of juice/drinks should be Emptied, Rinsed and Closed.
• Tetra packs of any kind should be Emptied properly.
• Soiled tissues SHOULD NOT BE PUT.
• Thermocol SHOULD NOT BE PUT.
• All Plastic bottles like shampoo, Floor cleaners, toilet cleaners, oil etc should be Empty and Closed with their caps.
• Aluminum foils used for packing food ,Packs of takeout foods should be rinsed.
• Pizza boxes should not contain any leftover pieces of food.
• Plastic boxes of food ordered from outside should be empty and rinsed.
• Any Party plates,cups,spoons,tissues etc. (that cannot be cleaned/ dried) SHOULD NOT BE PUT.
• Emptied Glass Bottles and Tin cans should be put in separate dry waste bag given.
• Broken Glass SHOULD NOT BE PUT.
• All plastic pouches/covers/packets should be empty.
• NO Edible or Wet things should be put as this will attract rodents and spoil the paper waste.
• E-waste to be put by individual households in the assigned bins near the Security.


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