Solid Waste Management
The Solid Waste Management team aims to establish an efficient system for the collection, segregation, and responsible disposal of all solid waste generated within Electronics City. The goal is to eliminate landfill usage by implementing effective processes, automated transportation, and recycling methods.
ELCITA follows a unique model where all solid waste within the township is handed over to an authorized agency. A state-of-the-art Material Recovery Facility (MRF) has been constructed, enabling efficient waste segregation. A professional agency is responsible for collecting, segregating, and disposing of waste to authorized recyclers. Companies enter into agreements with the agency, paying a fee for waste services rendered, and receiving compensation for high-value waste. The agency generates revenue from recycling, covering operational costs and sharing profits with ELCITA.
The Solid Waste Management function strictly adheres to the “Solid Waste (Management & Handling) Rules 2016” issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India. The implementation follows step-by-step guidelines, including waste survey, stakeholder sensitization, proper segregation, and adherence to the principles of “Refuse, Reuse, Recycle, Recover, and Regenerate.”
Benefits for stakeholders:
The initiative leads to ELCITA achieving its zero waste to landfill target, member companies responsibly dispose of waste and monetize high-value waste, the agency operates a viable business, and contractual staff receive fair wages and working conditions.
Key Performance Indicators:
The focus on achieving “Zero Waste to Landfill” includes mandatory source segregation, avoiding disposables, preventing littering, and holding companies accountable for waste disposal, with strong measures in place, including penalties for non-compliance.
The Solid Waste Management function adopts a comprehensive approach and efficient processes to contribute to a sustainable and environmentally conscious Electronics City Industrial Township.
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