Household Waste Collection and Processing .

  1. City waste collection and processing policy contours have been dealt with under the Policy for Civic Bodies and heading and is copy-pasted below for ease of reference.
  2. Waste collection, processing and monetizing would be handed over to private entrepreneurs or groups of companies or transferred to public-private partnerships.
  3. The areas of operation of the private entity would be calculated as suburb or area clusters large enough to be operationally and financially viable.
  4. The waste collection and processing at processing facilities that may be a combination of small, medium and large units would be to standardized templates in terms of equipment required and methodology employed as per norms finalized for such work
  5. The entrepreneurs would be tasked with investing in setting up and then managing the collection and processing and sales infrastructure where there is clear financial viability.
  6. The waste collection system would move to Separate Collection Bin clusters for each group of house or colony clusters for recyclable items such as paper, bottles, plastics, metallic waste, organic waste would be set up and maintained by these entities.
  7. These would create and encourage waste recycling in the country.
  8. The extremely poor who are currently involved in eking a living through waste scavenging would be gainfully absorbed in the new system and those who have demonstrated capability of being organizer would be given entrepreneur opportunities to set up their own small business units within the larger operations.
  9. All public-private partnership commercial models would be based around the principle of root cost + pre-agreed or set attractive margin for the investor, cost would include all costs including finance cost interest, material and labor basis to ensure a no-loss scenario for the investor while protecting public cost and public-interest.
  10. In the area of waste collection and processing, garbage and waste collection Vehicles of appropriate design and capacities would need to be part of the infrastructure investment required of the private entities.
  11. Waste processing center chains would be set up on the periphery of towns on land that is fundamentally of poor quality or barren. The land would be provided by the government.
  12. Garbage collection from colonies or population clusters would be turned into a small to medium scale industry
  13. Local garbage collection vehicles would be financed by banks on soft loans to proprietorship / partnership enterprises.
  14. The collection system / vehicles would be designed for compartmentalized collection by garbage by category such as, plastics, glass, paper waste, organic waste, metallic waste etc. for ease of down-line processing

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