List of Waste

Indian Household Wastes – Categories and their management

Prepared Sep 2012: Contact : hamsa.ravikiran@gmail.com

This document lists possible waste generated in an Indian household , their categorization as per latest BBMP directives . The document aims to provides guidelines’ to citizens in segregating their house hold waste.

Wet Waste Most of the wet waste should be handed over within 24hrs without using plastic cover . This can be composted.
Sanitary  Waste In news paper and marked with red cross. Most of these categories will be handover along with Wet waste if Wet waste is not being composted . If wet waste is being composted , then these should be handed over separately . These shall go to scientifically managed landfills
Dry Waste To be cleaned and stored . Handed over to recyclers on regular intervals
Hazardous Household waste DO NOT MIX IT WITH OTHER WASTE. If broken or very small, please wrap in news paper . To be separately handed over to collectors or collection centre with at most care
E-waste can be categorized as Hazardous Household waste DO NOT MIX IT WITH OTHER WASTE. To be separately handed over to collectors or collection centre with at most care

 

Sl No

Waste Name

Waste Category

Special Notes

1

Vegetable Peels

Wet Waste

To be handed over directly to BBMP. DO not put it in plastic cover . This can be composted

2

Fruit Peels

Wet Waste

To be handed over directly to BBMP. DO not put it in plastic cover . This can be composted

3

Rotten Vegetables / Rotten Fruits

Wet Waste

To be handed over directly to BBMP. DO not put it in plastic cover . This can be composted

4

Left over food

Wet Waste

Please drain all liquid and hand over to BBMP.DO not put it in plastic cover . This can be composted

5

Mango Seeds

Wet Waste

Please drain all liquid and hand over to BBMP.DO not put it in plastic cover . This can be composted

6

Used Tea Bags

Wet Waste

Please drain all liquid and hand over to BBMP.DO not put it in plastic cover . This can be composted

7

Used Coffee Powder from Filter

Wet Waste

Please drain all liquid and hand over to BBMP.DO not put it in plastic cover . This can be composted

8

Egg Shells

Wet Waste

Please drain all liquid and hand over to BBMP.DO not put it in plastic cover . This can be composted

9

Rotten Eggs

Wet Waste

Please drain all liquid and hand over to BBMP.DO not put it in plastic cover . This can be composted

10

Coconut Shells

Wet Waste

Hand over separately so that it can used as fuel. DO NOT Use Plastic Cover

11

Tender coconut shell

Wet Waste

Hand over separately so that it can used as fuel. DO NOT Use Plastic Cover

12

Coconut Fibre

Wet Waste

Hand over separately so that it can used as fuel. DO NOT Use Plastic Cover

13

Used flowers / leaves after Puja

Wet Waste

Please drain all liquid and hand over to BBMP.DO not put it in plastic cover . This can be Composted

14

Spoiled spices

Wet Waste

Please drain all liquid and hand over to BBMP.DO not put it in plastic cover . This can be Composted

15

Floor Sweeping Dust

Wet Waste

Can be hand over along with Wet waste

16

Meat and Non Veg Food Remains

Wet Waste

Please drain all liquid , pack it in news paper and hand over to BBMP.DO not put it in plastic cover .

17

Bones

Wet Waste

The can be handed over with Wet waste . Wrapped in news Paper

18

Mop Stick

Dry Waste

Hand over separately . DO NOT Use Plastic Cover to hand over

19

Used Mop cloth

Dry Waste

Hand over separately . DO NOT Use Plastic Cover To hand over

20

Toilet Cleaning Brush

Dry Waste

Dry it and wrap the brush with newspaper. Hand over separately . DO NOT Use Plastic Cover To hand over

21

Brusher and Scrubs used for cleaning

Dry Waste

Dry it and wrap the brush with newspaper. Hand over separately . DO NOT Use Plastic Cover To hand over

22

Used and dirty Foot Mats or door mats

Dry Waste

Hand over separately . DO NOT Use Plastic Cover to hand over

23

Bottles and container of pesticide

Dry Waste

Hand over separately . DO NOT Use Plastic Cover to hand over

24

Mosquito Repellent refill bottles

Hazardous House Hold waste

To be separately handed over to collectors or collection centre with at most care

25

Mosquitoes repellent mats

Hazardous House Hold waste

Wrap and pack well in news paper .Mark a RED Cross on news paper pack. Hand over separately . DO NOT Use Plastic Cover to hand over

26

Used odonil

Hazardous House Hold waste

Wrap and pack well in news paper .Mark a RED Cross on news paper pack. Hand over separately . DO NOT Use Plastic Cover to hand over

27

Used sanitary napkins, Panty Liners , Sanitary Cloths

Sanitary Waste

Wrap and pack well in news paper .Mark a RED Cross on news paper pack. Hand over separately . DO NOT Use Plastic Cover to hand over

28

Used condoms

Sanitary Waste

Wrap and pack well in news paper .Mark a RED Cross on news paper pack. Hand over separately . DO NOT Use Plastic Cover to hand over

29

Used syringes’

Sanitary Waste

Wrap and pack well in news paper .Mark a RED Cross on news paper pack. Hand over separately . DO NOT Use Plastic Cover to hand over

30

Used cotton and bandage

Sanitary Waste

Wrap and pack well in news paper .Mark a RED Cross on news paper pack. Hand over separately . DO NOT Use Plastic Cover to hand over

31

Used Tooth Brush

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

32

Soap Covers

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

33

Chocolate wrappers (Small Toffees or Candy’s)

Dry Waste

Avoid using this. This is rarely recyclable. Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

34

Chocolate Wrapper for big bars

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

35

Butter Papers used to wrap[p butter

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

36

Milk Covers

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

37

Ghee/ Oil Packets

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

38

Curd Packets

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

39

Idly or any other Batter packets

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

40

Oil Cans

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

41

Package of food items

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

42

Expired food items packets (like bread , biscuits , ready to food)

Wet Waste

Remove the items from their package. Drain liquid and then hand over as Wet waste

43

Expired medicines

Hazardous House Hold waste

To be separately handed over to collectors or collection centre with at most care

44

Tablets covers

Hazardous House Hold waste

To be separately handed over to collectors or collection centre with at most care

45

Syrups bottle

Hazardous House Hold waste

To be separately handed over to collectors or collection centre with at most care

46

Injection bottles

Hazardous House Hold waste

To be separately handed over to collectors or collection centre with at most care

47

Other medicinal discards

Hazardous House Hold waste

Drain all liquids. To be separately handed over to collectors or collection centre with at most care

48

Finger or toe nails

Wet Waste

Wrap it news paper .

49

Any piece of cloth, paper stained with blood or any other medical or sanitary waste

Sanitary Waste

Wrap and pack well in news paper .Mark a RED Cross on news paper pack. Hand over separately . DO NOT Use Plastic Cover to hand over

50

New paper

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

51

Old Posts

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

52

Used paper pieces

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

53

Broken Stationers’ like pen, pencil eraser etc.

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

54

Used Razor / Razor Blades

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

55

Empty shampoo Bottle

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

56

Empty Perfume bottle

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

57

Hair

Wet Waste

Wrap it news paper .

58

Remain Pet Food

Wet Waste

Wrap it news paper .

59

Thermocoal

Dry Waste

Wrap it news paper .

60

Batteries

Hazardous House Hold waste

Store them separately in a thick bag or a box . Hand them over separately

61

CD’s and old Casettes

Hazardous House Hold waste

Store them separately in a thick bag or a box . Hand them over separately

62

CFL, Tube light

Hazardous House Hold waste

If its broken , pack them well in news paper and then hand over . Else hand then directly

63

Printer Cartridges

Hazardous House Hold waste

Store them separately in a thick bag or a box . Hand them over separately

64

Broken clock watch electronics

Hazardous House Hold waste

If its broken , pack them well in news paper and then hand over . Else hand then directly

65

Broken Thermometer

Hazardous House Hold waste

If its broken , pack them well in news paper and then hand over . Else hand then directly

66

Diapers

Sanitary Waste

Wrap and pack well in news paper .Mark a RED Cross on news paper pack. Hand over separately . DO NOT Use Plastic Cover to hand over

67

Empty Bottles of floor or toilet cleaners

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

68

Pieces of wires , old electronic parts , old phones, adapters, chargers blue tooth etc.

Hazardous House Hold waste

Store them separately in a thick bag or a box . Hand them over separately

69

Covers with just silver lining inside , like the ones in Lay packets , kurkere packets etc.

Dry Waste

Avoid Buying them because its not recycleable. Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

70

Plastic Covers used to pack Groceries etc.

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

71

Expired Credit /Debit/loyalty Cards with Chip

Hazardous House Hold waste

Break Them. Store them separately in a thick bag or a box . Hand them over separately

72

Expired Credit /Debit/loyalty Cards with magnetic Strip

Dry Waste

Break it. Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

73

Unusable shoes

Dry Waste

Wrap it news paper .

74

Used Sachets of Shampoo, Tooth Paste , small quantity of Horlicks/Bournvita etc.

Dry Waste

Avoid Buying them because its not recycleable.Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

75

Biseleri kind of water Bottles

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

76

Tetra Packets (Juices, Milks etc.)

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

77

Small cartoon Boxed like in Corn Flakes etc.

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

78

Used Tooth Paste Tubes

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

79

Broken Glasses

Hazardous House Hold waste

Wrap and pack well in news paper .Mark a RED Cross on news paper pack. Hand over separately . DO NOT Use Plastic Cover to hand over

80

Broken house hold Plastic items

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

81

Tin Bottles , like Pepsi cans etc.

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

82

Small Tubs like the ones used for jam , cheese , yogurt etc.

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

83

Pieces of Aluminium Foils used to cover Ghee , Jam etc.

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

84

Old Brooms

Dry Waste

Wrap it news paper .

85

Garden leaves , Weeds , Dried Flowers

Wet Waste

If its not too much, then it can be handover along with wet waste

86

Dead Cockroaches, rats , Lizards etc.

Sanitary Waste

Wrap and pack well in news paper .Mark a RED Cross on news paper pack. Hand over separately . DO NOT Use Plastic Cover to hand over

87

Tissue Paper used for reasons other than sanitary/medical

Dry Waste

Wrap and pack well in news paper .Mark a RED Cross on news paper pack. Hand over separately . DO NOT Use Plastic Cover to hand over

88

Tissue paper used for sanitary/medical

Sanitary Waste

Wrap and pack well in news paper .Mark a RED Cross on news paper pack. Hand over separately . DO NOT Use Plastic Cover to hand over

89

Used Oil

NA

Drain it.

90

Used Rangoli Power

Wet Waste

To be handed over directly to BBMP. DO not put it in plastic cover . This can be composted

91

Old Paints

Hazardous House Hold waste

Inform and Handover separately

92

Expired cosmetics like lipsticks, nail polish etc.

Hazardous House Hold waste

Wrap and pack well in news paper .Mark a RED Cross on news paper pack. Hand over separately . DO NOT Use Plastic Cover to hand over

93

Small and destroyed Old Cushions

Dry Waste

Hand Over separately

94

Thermocaol Balls from bean bags

Dry Waste

Wrap and pack well in news paper .Mark a RED Cross on news paper pack. Hand over separately . DO NOT Use Plastic Cover to hand over

95

Small broken Toys

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

96

Bottles or Cans of Mosquito Sprays, Insecticide Sprays, Room Fresheners etc.

Hazardous House Hold waste

Inform and Handover separately

97

Used bottles, tubes , cans of Shaving cream , Deodorant, creams , etc.

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

98

fluorescents

Hazardous House Hold waste

Inform and Handover separately

99

button cells

Hazardous House Hold waste

Inform and Handover separately

100

Leather, Rexine, Rubber, furniture, thermocole (expanded polystyrene)

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

101

Take Away Food Packing like Pizza Boxes, Chutney , Sambar Covers etc

Dry Waste

Drain or empty any remaining food.Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

102

Chewing Gum

Wet Waste

Please wrap it in a paper and put it along with wet waste

103

Used Ear Buds

Sanitary Waste

Wrap and pack well in news paper .Mark a RED Cross on news paper pack. Hand over separately . DO NOT Use Plastic Cover to hand over

104

Dental Floss

Sanitary Waste

Wrap and pack well in news paper .Mark a RED Cross on news paper pack. Hand over separately . DO NOT Use Plastic Cover to hand over

105

Stapler Pins , broken pins

Dry Waste

Please store them in a small box separetly and hand over . Make sure it doea not get mixed with wet waste.

106

Waxing Strips

Sanitary Waste

Wrap and pack well in news paper .Mark a RED Cross on news paper pack. Hand over separately . DO NOT Use Plastic Cover to hand over

107

Boxes, bottles or tubes of Hair Color, Facial Bleach, Hair Remover Products

Sanitary Waste

Wrap and pack well in news paper .Mark a RED Cross on news paper pack. Hand over separately . DO NOT Use Plastic Cover to hand over

108

Used Hair Bands, Hair Clips , Combs , Hair Brushes

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

109

Shaving Brush used by Men

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

110

Spoiled Milk and any spoilt/ rotten food that is in liquid form

NA

Please Drain it . Do not mix it with any other waste.

111

Tubes of Shaving Cream , Hair Cream

Dry Waste

Store it and Hand over separately

112

Cling Wraps used to cover food

Dry Waste

Avoid Using them.Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

113

Aluminium Foil used to pack Food

Dry Waste

Clean it, Dry It , Store it and Hand over separately

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