Recycling of Wastes
Soumitri G V Dr.
The Campus Recycling
Programme was primarily visualized as an effort to stop land filling on the
campus. for 30 years no waste had left the campus. The entire waste was
being dumped in huge ravines within the campus. The Institute wanted to
handle its waste in environment friendly ways. It wanted to integrate solid
management techniques like recycling, composting and hygienic landfilling in
conjuction with each other in order to meet their waste abatement goals. The
solution of the Campus Recycling Programme has been to acknowledge the work
of the recycling industry of Delhi and link our output to their raw material
needs. The project was based on the belief that the community would support
the effort by segregating their waste. Segregation at source increases the
value of the recyclable products and also reduces the quantity of total
waste put out by each household. The Campus Recycling Programme - the two
Channel System The residents put their garbage in two bins at home. The food
waste was put in one bin and the rest in the other bin. 60 Drop sites have
been installed all over the campus. Each dropsite is a composite unit of one
Bio bin and one Recycle bin. All residents are asked to deposit the food
waste in the Bio bin and the others in the Recycle bin. All waste is tied in
a plastic bag before placing in the bins. Some residents employ sweepers to
put out their waste. In such cases the sweepers ensure that the separated
waste is put in their respective bins. Some houses are provided with
Composting Bins in their gardens. Waste from the DROP SITE is collected
everyday between 9-11 AM by the Campus Recycling Programme (CRP) team in a
rickshaw or a tempo. The waste is taken to the Collection Centre at the
micro model complex. The waste arrives-it is unloaded and finely segregated.
The food waste goes into making composting windrows. The other waste is
sorted and bagged and sold to dealers who then sell to the recyclers. What
cannot be directly sold is stored till a dealer for the same is established.
for large items like old mattresses, rugs, cooler pads, old cloths etc. the
CRP team runs a Saturday Pickup which operates within the campus and picks
up these items from every household. All residents are given a list of
products that go into the bio bin and the recycle bin. This is to avoid
confusion at the throwing stage.
Segregation of source
; Door to door as well as drop site collection; Community
participation;Reduction in the quantity of waste generated;Increased value
of recyclables because of segregation;Production of manure;Income generated
from sale of recyclables; Other Outreach Programmes - replicable model.
NDMC, MCD, Campus, Factories,
Residential Colonies and Corporate offices.
Garbage, Solid Waste, Bio Waste,
Recyclables, Recycling Content, Recyclability, Segregation at source, Reuse,
Stakeholder participation, dropsite, door -to-door collection, landfill,
environment, trash, ragpickers, sorting of waste.
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