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Community Based Waste Management: Some Key Experiences. Mrs Almitra H Patel, Member Supreme Court Committee for Solid Waste Management in Class 1 Cities in India Ranchi, 16.11.2002. The best way to keep streets clean is not to dirty them at all.

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Community based waste management some key experiences

Community Based Waste Management: Some Key Experiences

Mrs Almitra H Patel, Member

Supreme Court Committee for Solid Waste Management in Class 1 Cities in India

Ranchi, 16.11.2002


The best way to keep streets clean is not to dirty them at all

The best way to keep streets clean is not to dirty them at all


Open waste breeds half wild dogs that bite kids spread rabies and attack village livestock

Open waste breeds half-wild dogs that bite kids, spread rabies and attack village livestock


What is the answer first minimise all wastes

What is the answer? First, minimise all wastes :


Park and garden wastes can be composted on site or used as fuel or sent to cremation grounds

Park and Garden wastes can be composted on-site or used as fuel or sent to cremation grounds


Managing all wastes at home is best keep kitchen waste separate and compost it at home

Managing all wastes at home is best. Keep kitchen waste separate, and compost it at home


Community based waste management some key experiences

Use potted plants or plant beds : waste put onto soil in thin layers decomposes soon and is fertiliser


Apartment bldgs can compost their wastes in very little space

Apartment bldgs can compost their wastes in very little space


Planter composting over drains beautifies the street while keeping leachate off the road

Planter-composting over drains beautifies the street while keeping leachate off the road


Vermi bins can beautify pavements but should not make them too narrow to walk on

Vermi-bins can beautify pavements but should not make them too narrow to walk on


Houses on a street can use common compost bins

Houses on a street can use common compost bins


Common compost tanks for a moholla need air and drainage

Common compost-tanks for a moholla need air and drainage


Roadside dustbins are always dirty remove them and grow a garden in that spot to keep it clean

Roadside dustbins are always dirty. Remove them and grow a garden in that spot to keep it clean


Moholla waste has to be collected door to door at fixed times

Moholla waste has to be collected door-to-door at fixed times


Handcarts can be of many types but all should have bins to avoid manual loading of waste

Handcarts can be of many types, but all should have bins to avoid manual loading of waste


It helps to have a shelf and storage space for sorted dry waste

It helps to have a shelf and storage space for sorted dry waste


Dry recyclable waste can be collected weekly in larger carts

“Dry” recyclable waste can be collected weekly in larger carts


Moholla or city must provide space for collecting and storing dry recyclable wastes

Moholla or City must provide space for Collecting and Storing “dry” recyclable wastes


Also space to collect truckloads of dry waste for shipment out

Also space to collect truckloads of dry waste for shipment out


Otherwise it will encroach on roads or even riverbeds

Otherwise it will encroach on roads or even riverbeds


Market waste is easy to compost

Market waste is easy to compost


Use space in pumping stations

Use space in Pumping Stations


Larger quantities of waste are harder to handle

Larger quantities of waste are harder to handle


And need costly mechanised equipment for turning sieving

and need costly mechanised equipment for turning & sieving


Unturned dumps cause terrible pollution leachate ruins soil water

Unturned dumps cause terrible pollution;leachate ruins soil & water


Bulk wastes are composted with the help of cowdung water rock phosphate or low cost biocultures

Bulk wastes are composted with the help of cowdung-water + rock phosphate or low-cost biocultures


Form waste into wind rows and spray with bioculture

Form waste into “wind-rows” and spray with bioculture


Proper moisture control and turning is essential

Proper moisture control and turning is essential


Such compost is used by farmers and returns nutrients to the soil

Such compost is used by farmers and returns nutrients to the soil


But plastic wastes are a major problem in composting and need very costly machinery to remove

But plastic wastes are a major problem in composting and need very costly machinery to remove


Thermocole and plastic carrybags can be recycled if kept separate

Thermocole and plastic carrybags can be recycled if kept separate


Citizens can help by keeping dry waste out of kitchen waste

Citizens can help by keeping “dry” waste out of kitchen waste


Community based waste management some key experiences

This is the law of the land now: daily doorstep collection of wet wastes for composting, dry wastes given separately


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