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Waste Management

Waste Management

Solid & Liquid Waste Management

Waste Management in peri-urban Pune

Aim of the solid waste management intervention in Ranjangaon and Karegaon is to enable the village to manage their solid waste sustainably by designing, piloting and implementing appropriate low cost and environmentally-safe waste management solutions together with community mobilization so as to make the whole program sustainable supported by ITC Ltd. Objectives planned to be achieved under the program are the following:

  • Development & implementation of Sustainable Systematic Solid Waste Management in Ranjangaon and Karegaon Village.
  • Ensuring 100% Source Segregation through awareness generation at all levels -Facilitating primary segregation at source level & waste minimization.
  • Formation and strengthening Ward Committee toward Waste Management
  • Promoting Decentralized Waste Management through Home composting, Ward Composting, Biogas etc.
  • Promoting Market Linkages for Sale of Compost, recyclable Waste Create awareness for all households/communities from all wards of Ranjangaon & Karegaon to handle dry and wet waste in an accountable and responsible manner.

Phase I area Ranjangaon is divided into 6 wards and Karegaon into 4 wards as per the census data the population of Ranjangaon is around 13000 and Karegaon is 5257. At present 2752 HHs are being covered in both the villages with the help of 12 waste collectors.

Waste Management for Dungarpur Town

FINISH in collaboration with Dungarpur Nagar Parishad (Government of Rajasthan) is implementing a solid waste management project in Dungarpur. The project has the following components-

  • Door to door collection - at present in 10 wards
  • secondary segregation of dry and wet waste where wet waste is composted
  • saleable / recyclable dry waste to be linked to the market
  • Construction of Scientific Landfill - a properly designed landfill is constructed so that it is environmentally safe. The segregated and non-saleable dry waste is to be dumped.
  • Biogas plant for alternate treatment of organic waste and cow dung - Biogas generated from the plant is being used as LPG in 1 household and a lighting system (lamp posts on pole) is put up in the area. I HP Motor pump is installed, all through power generated from biogas plant.

Faecal Sludge Treatment

Odisha managed by FSMC Private Ltd

The project in Talcher, Odisha is an integrated Sustainable Solid and Liquid Waste Management through Vermicompost Production along with forward linkages to agriculture.

The project aims to:

  • Undertake proper transportation, segregation and recycling of solid and liquid waste to improve public health and environment.
  • Develop a financially and environmentally sustainable value chain in sanitation and solid waste management via self-sustained business case from a vermicompost plant.

Under the project a vermicomposting plant in Kulei Village located at Gengeutia Gram Panchayat (GP), Odisha has been set up covering approximately 1,000 households. The targeted production of vermicompost is 180 tons over 3 cycles in a year (each cycle is approximately 65-70 days). The number of beds to reach this production level is 3 beds; each with the 15 m length, 3 m width, and 1 height. The production is estimated at 20 tons/bed/cycle.

The main waste inputs that are being used in the Project are:

  • Cow dung from Gengeutia GP (Organic solid waste)
  • Agri-waste from the surrounding project site (Organic solid waste)
  • Kitchen waste from Gengeutia GP (Organic solid waste)
  • Septage from Talcher Town (Liquid waste)
Papampatti, Palani district, Tamil Nadu

The Community Toilet-Linked Biogas Plant in Palani Hills is a collaborative project located at Village Pappampatti in Palani Taluka of Dindigul District, Tamilnadu, between Palani Hills Conservation Council (PHCC), FINISH, WASTE Foundation, and Pappampatti Gram Panchayat, to provide sanitation facilities and at the same time generate energy and organic fertilizer to communities.

Objectives of this project:

  1. Provide common sanitation for 150 families plus visitors at the Papanpatti Bus station at on user fee basis.
  2. Treat waste from sanitation facility by mixing with farm waste. Primary processing in an anaerobic digester for producing BIOGAS for sale to households and SME.
  3. Secondary treatment of slurry using Constructed Wetlands.
  4. Close nutrient cycles by selling manure from the Biogas plants to farmers and sell subsidized gas to sanitation user households and Nearby SME/ other households at profit.
  5. Develop a sustainable revenue model for village sanitation through biogas and manure production.
Toilet Linked Biogas Plant with Valsad Cooperative Dairy, Gujarat

FINISH Society implemented sanitation cum solid waste management program with support from ICCO and WASTE under which toilet linked biogas units were promoted in selected villages of Valsad, Navsari and Dang Districts of Gujarat. The idea was to link sanitation with economic incentives along with a sustainable solution to sanitation. The programme covered 2645 households with 1914 Low Cost Biogas units and 731 with Toilet Linked Biogas (TLBG) Units. Most of the TLBG users moved to from LPG to Biogas for cooking. This provided sustainable energy to rural communities.

Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant in Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu

FINISH Society in collaboration with Rural Development Organization (RDO) Trust has setup a Feacal Sludge Treatment Plant (FSTP) and a Waste Water Recovery system with the technical support of WASTE, Netherlands. This is setup as a social enterprise with Chamraj Tea Estate, the largest private organic tea grower in the Nilgiris. This is a unique intervention to combine solutions of waste management with revenue and thus linking livelihood.

Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant in Ponampatti, near Trichy, Tamil Nadu

With Ponampatti Town Panchayat a FSTP is being setup. It uses a VCWL and a HCWL for treatment of slurry and the discharge water.