Waste To Manure


Our collaborative effort with EDMC (East Delhi Municipal Corporation) & CII —"Waste to Manure," a showcase project of Decentralized Waste Management to make Trilokpuri in East Delhi swachh—expanded this year.

Adding a second project at Mayur Vihar Phase-1, the increased capacity now covers 8,000 households in Trilokpuri and Mayur Vihar combined, from over 2,500 households in Trilokpuri a year ago.

This is going to make Mayur Vihar a MODEL WARD

As a part of the project EDMC (East Delhi Municipal Corporation) has installed 1-ton Mechanical Composter to convert wet waste into high quality compost

Compost made from household waste is tested for quality

High quality compost— one of the end-products of the project, apart from tremendous environmental benefits

Compost is used for community garden to create Nutrient Rich Soil. This also reduces the need for commercially produced fertilizer

Composting site run by EDMC at Mayur Vihar, Delhi

As a part of scaling up operation, a second composting site established in East Delhi

Around 2,000 bins distributed to the households for segregating waste at source— green for wet waste and blue for dry waste

A proud resident displaying blue and green bins

Wet waste collected and transported to the composting sites by carts.
A resident empties green bin to the cart at her doorstep. All Residents of the area, especially women wholeheartedly supported the venture with a lot of enthusiasm. And segregating waste in their homes is now a part of their routine

Regular meetings between ground workers and officials helps in executing the project seamlessly

Meetings with representatives of CURE Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence, sanitation inspector of Mayur Vihar, Shri Vijendra Singh and members of RWA were were held to facilitate the project

To create awareness and sensitize the community of Mayur Vihar Phase 1, meetings were held at RWA offices in presence of ward councillor Ms. Kiran Vaidya and officers from CII, EDMC and Sleepwell Foundation

Awareness and sensitization of waste collection workers and sweepers were carried out as their inclusion and support is essential for success of the project

Awareness building was done at the community level through "Nukkad Natak," explaining the process of waste segregation, its importance and the benefit

Residents of the area participating in the programme with utmost sincerity on being aware of the consequence of the project for environmental cause

Sensitizing at the household level

Interaction with household for segregation of waste

Sensitizing children for behaviour change for sustainability of the programme

Local waste collectors roped in for this project, benefitted as they get segregated dry waste, which they sell in the market for additional earnings

Field officers interacting and explaining the importance of environment protection to the residents.
Women played a significant role in household waste management and were key to the programme success

Public awareness campaigns and changing attitudes toward waste can affect the entire Waste Management system.
All steps in Solid Waste Management (SWM)—from household waste storage to waste segregation, recycling, collection frequency, amount of littering, willingness to pay for services, and opposition to the setting of treatment and disposal facilities—depends entirely on public awareness and participation.
Thus, awareness and attitudes are crucial to the success of the project

As part of the overall plan for setting up a decentralized waste management system in Trilokpuri, a series of meetings were held with the engineering and planning department to increase the installed processing facility at the Trilokpuri composting plant.
EDMC installed one more composting unit, doubling up the on-site capacity

It is important to address the solid waste issues from the source of generation of waste. No municipal effort can make a city clean unless its citizens cooperate and take an active part in waste management