Organic Waste Management System

The Need:

The debate for decentralized and centralized systems has its pros and cons. Responsible citizens would prefer to own up to what waste their own communities   generate and recycle it back to earth and for reuse rather than saying the waste generated is the Governments problem to dispose.

 Decentralised systems bring in a social responsibility of those who generate the waste, with a philosophy that waste treated will be reused in our own eco system.

The Benefits:

  • Well contained and low foot print,
  • Hygiene as no visible dirt outside the bins,
  • No leachate contaminating ground water,
  • No entry of rodents, animals, snakes,
  • No foul smell,
  • No pathogens,
  • Machine intelligence, with mobile connectivity,
  • By- product of liquid natural fertilizer.

The Design Challenge:

This is a community initiative. As against sending out materials to a faraway centralized location in the locality, a place is identified to gather all kinds of waste, wet & recyclables which are segregated at source. The waste is then transported through their own transport to the decentralized processing facility .in the facility, wet waste is composted and recyclables are reused in processing factories.

The challenge was in trying to get a more scientific system of composting with issues addressed of bad odor, fly/rodent menace, extended duration of composting and leachate contaminating the ground water.

 Along with GKVK, University of Agricultural Sciences, a state-of-the-art aerobic system was developed to address all the challenges head on. This system was successfully demonstrated, tested as to the results and then validated. 

Kalyan Nagar Residents Welfare Association -Waste management Committee

  • Initiative of CEE from 2002
  • Funded by Borda- Norway, BBMP, BDA
  • Spread over 18 sq kms.
  • 2003 -Old system of open pits for composting
  • 2015 -Introduced state of the art compact & closed composting system for part of the capacity, which was validated by Head of Dept, GKVK, UAS, Bangalore
  • 2019 -Based on Directives of National Green Tribunal, KSPCB approves the system based on in depth technical evaluation by a Committee.