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Waste Management

 A. Municipal Solid Waste

Approximately 8000 MT MSW generated daily in Delhi.

    • Okhla Waste to Energy Plant: 1950 Ton per day MSW. Electricity generation capacity is 16 MW.
    • Ghazipur Waste to Energy Plant: 1300 Ton per day MSW with output of 450 Tons RDF. This is under process & is expected to be done by 2013. Electricity generation capacity wil be 10 MW.
    • Narela Waste to Energy Plant: 1200 Tons per day MSW with output of 450 Tons RDF 24 MW Power.
    • MCD Compost Plant at Bhalaswa Sanitary Landfill Site: Composting is being done for 500 MT/day.
    • Compost Plant at Okhla: 200 Tons per day.
    • APMC: Existing Compost plant of capacity 125TPD is being upgraded to 200 TPD.

Decentralized Green Waste Management

    • Generation of biodiesel from waste cooking oil in an environmentally sound way.
    • A Pilot project based on Nisargruna Technology of BARC for converting biodegradable waste into biogas has been installed at Delhi Secretariat.
    • Delhi Cabinet has approved bio-gas production from bio-degradable waste using BARC developed Nisargruna technology by giving fiscal incentives to the tune of 33% of plant cost.
    • Potential exist in hotels, Hospital canteens, Group Housing Societies, etc.
B. Biomedical Waste
C. Electronic Waste

The Waste Electrical and Electronic equipments (e-waste) need to be properly managed and disposed off. Keeping this objective, Government of India has notified E-waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011. The Electrical and Electronic waste in a broader sense covers the mainframe minicomputers, personal computers, laptops, notebook computers, notepad computers, printer including cartridges, copying equipments, electrical and electronic typewriters, facsimiles telex, telephones, television sets (including LED & LCD display) refrigerator, washing machine, air-conditioners. These rules are available at: The said Rules have come into force w.e.f. 01.05.2012.


These Rules apply to every producer, consumer or bulk consumer involved in sale, purchase and processing of electrical and electronic equipment or components as specified in Schedule-1, collection center, dismantler and recycler of e-waste.


The implementing agency for these rules in Delhi is DPCC.   


Central Pollution Control Board has issued the guidelines for implementation of E-waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011. Also as per Finance Department, Government of Delhi, Office Memorandum vide No. F13/2/2010-AC/dsfa/DSIII/731-732 for unserviceable articles of all the Departments of Government of NCT of Delhi should be done by MSTC. It is mandatory to hand over all the E-waste through MSTC to the authorized collection centers or registered dismantlers or recyclers as mentioned below:

  1. M/s Earth Sense Recycle Pvt. Ltd.

M/s Greenscape Eco Management Pvt. Ltd.

  3. M/s. SIMS Recycling Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  4. M/s Attero Recycling Pvt. Ltd.


Besides these, DPCC has authorized two E-waste Collection centers in Delhi, which are as follows:


  1. M/s Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group

M/s HRA E-waste Private Limited


Any violation of the provisions is punishable as per the provisions of section 15 of the Environment Protection Act, 1986 which may attract fine upto Rupees One Lakh or imprisonment for a maximum period of five years or both.

D. Plastic Waste

According to the present scenario about 574 TPD of plastic waste is generated in Delhi. Plastic waste especially carry bags has been creating nuisance in Delhi despite over 12 years of massive awareness campaign “Say No To Plastic Bags”. Hon’ble High Court of Delhi had passed a judgment in August 2008 for imposing ban on plastic carry bags in main markets, local shopping centers, etc. subsequent to which Government of Delhi had issued a notification on 07.01.2009.

          Since even 2 years after the issue of 07.01.2009 Notification, the results were not encouraging. Delhi Govt. decided to put a blanket ban on plastic carry bags in NCT of Delhi. Consequently, a Notification imposing ban on manufacture, sales, storage, usage, import and transport in the NCT of Delhi was issued on 23.10.2012

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