The population explosion and urbanization is causing the urban areas of India lot of menaces. It has gone beyond the capabilities of local bodies. The present practice of mixing the entire waste and just throwing is to be stopped. The solution is to segregate the waste at source itself and store in the generation points say houses, commercial establishments. Then give the segregated waste to recyclers, plastic, metal, paper, etc. wet kitchen waste may be used for biogas generation, or home composting of different types. The compost can be used as manure. In certain cases house hold level management may not be possible. In such cases, eg. high rise buildings, apartments, etc. joint action is required. Even though it all works; in order to support these systems the urban local body level common facilities may be planned and executed. In such facilities large compost plants, waste to energy plants or even units using plasma technique and small landfills also may be built.
Always keep in mind the ideas to reduce, recycle, or reuse components of the waste. more