Beyond the Broom: Green Waste Management

Beyond the Broom: Green Waste Management

Status : Ongoing

Location : 12 villages in Bellary District near Torangallu

Supported By : JSW Foundation

The objective of the program, as the name suggests, is to look beyond street sweeping and to adopt a more holistic approach towards waste management. As part of the program, awareness is provided to the residents about the correct waste management practices and how individuals and communities can contribute in reducing the waste being dumped in the landfills. The program involves collection of segregated wet and dry waste from over 22,000 households and shops in 12 villages. The storage space for the dry waste is provided by the Gram Panchayats. Daily collection of wet waste and weekly collection of dry waste is carried out by the collection staff. 

Key interventions under this project are:

Dry waste storage bags are given to each household and commercial establishment as part of this program.

  • Regular door-to-door collection established in 22,218 houses and shops of 12 villages.
  • Dry waste collected are sorted and sent for recycling, Non recyclables are sent to ACC Wadi for Co - Processing (Waste to energy) as alternative for coal
  • Segregated wet waste collected is composted at their respective Village or at GP Level .
  • User fee collection has started in 2 GPs, and on a long run, this would help the GPs to run the waste management program on a sustainable model
  • Significant improvement in hygiene and cleanliness level at all 12 villages, and also reduction in dumping and open burning of waste.
  • Project being run with low capital investment and have engaged local manpower


Focus Area

Focus Area:

Source Segregation, collection, processing and Monitoring of waste


2016 - ongoing

Direct Beneficiaries:

22,218 HHs

Waste handled:

1.5 T DW / Day, 5.5 T WW / Day


Key stakeholders

Key stakeholders:

Households, Shop vendors, GP elected representatives and Govt staff

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