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Waste Management

A. Municipal Solid Waste

In Delhi, 5 Municipal Authorities are responsible for Municipal solid Waste Generation and Management.

There are 3 landfill sites namely Bhalswa land fill site, Ghazipur  land fill site, Okhla  land fill site. Bhalswa Land fill site commissioned in the year 1994, whereas Ghazipur in 1984 and Okhla in 1996. In absence of availability of landfill sites, all the 5 Municipal Bodies are using these three sites for illegal disposal of MSW.

Another Integrated MSW management plant of 4000 TPD capacity has been developed at Narela-Bawana and the plant is operational for 2000 TPD.

  • In addition there are 3 Waste to Energy Plants in Delhi as per the following details:

S. No.


Plant Capacity ( MTD )

Electricity Generated (MW)



Timarpur - Okhla Waste to Energy Plant





Ghazipur Waste to Energy Plant




3.Narela Waste to Energy Plant300024Operational

* Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, GOI has notified the revised Solid Waste Management Rules 2016. The responsibility of management of Municipal Solid Waste has been entrusted with Urban Development Department and Urban Local Bodies.

B. Biomedical Waste

Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, GOI has notified new revised Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016. The prescribed authority for implementation of the provisions of these rules is Delhi Pollution Control Committee.

C. Electronic Waste

Govt. of India has issued revised E-waste Management Rules 2016 which have come into force from 1st October 2016.

D. Plastic Waste

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, but the situation continued to worsen even after three years of issue of this notification. In light of this, Government of Delhi has imposed ban on manufacture, sale, storage, usage, import and transport of plastic carry bags in NCT of Delhi vide Notification dated 23.10.2012.

  This notification has been challenged in the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi by All India Plastic Industries Association and on 05-12-2016, Hon'b le High Court of Delhi has transfered this matter to the Hon'ble NGT for further decision.

  Besided, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, GOI has notified revised Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016 on 18-03-2016. These rules entrust the resposibility of plastic waste management with Urban Development Department and the Urban local Bodies.

E. Construction and Demolition  Waste

A Construction and Demolition Waste processing plant of capacity 2000 MTD has been installed by M/s IL & FS and is operational at Jahangirpuri for processing of construction and demolition waste in Delhi. A Construction and Demolition Waste processing plant of capacity 500 MTD at Shastri Park, Delhi is operational and is run by M/s IL & FS.

Processed construction and demolition material is used for making tiles/pavement blocks and also for ready mix concrete, aggregates etc.


Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, GOI has notified the Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules, 2016. As per these Rules, the Secretary in-charge of Urban Development shall prepare their policy document with respect to management of construction and demolition of waste in accordance with the provisions of these rules within one year from date of final notification of these rules.

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