Waste Management

Goals of this project

We come with a vision of making Sanjay Amar Colony waste free. We are trying to link this initiative with the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan. We aim to make the waste a source of an additional income for the people in the colony. This can be done by selling the compost produced by burying kitchen waste to the outside market at high prices. For this, we will need to strongly persuade the residents to follow the disposal system (mentioned below) diligently so that enough compost can be produced which can be also sold in the market.

The project

We would be following a NO DUSTBIN model in order to manage the waste. The model will be followed in three phases

Phase 1- Analysing the Area

1.    A map of Sanjay Amar Colony will be drafted and all the sewage area, houses, mandir, common spaces and other details will be located in that map.

2.    Primary research will be conducted amongst the people in the colony and through survey we will ask the most convenient place to form compost    pits and plastic disposal system.

3.   The places identified by the people will be marked on the map and all the nitty gritty surrounding it will be looked upon.

Phase 2- Implementation

Step 1: Formation of Compost Pits

1.   Multiple compost pit will be made at the places recommended by people so as to address the problem of kitchen waste. As we know that 80 % of the entire waste comes from kitchen in any household, so, the people will be required to dispose off the kitchen waste into these pits. This will help in the formation of compost which can be further used to enhance greenery in the area under the Greenification project.

2.   There will be 4 pairs (total of 8) of pits within the colony. The reason behind forming two pits together is to increase the waste holding capacity of these pits. The pits will be covered with a net kind of a structure so as to avoid spread of bad smell and to minimize the adverse health affects.

Step 2: Addressing the Plastic Waste

1.      We need to form hangers out of the plastic wrappers. These hangers are to be hanged on the wall with the help of nails.

2.      These hangers will then contain multiple hooks (that are used in curtains).

3.      People will be using these hooks to hang the plastic polythene. Also, one big polythene must contain multiple small polythenes to conserve space      and cost

4.      Big plastic waste will be accumulated and kept only in the selected areas so that the kabaddi wala picks the waste from those areas without any      obstacle.

Phase 3- Reviewing

After implementing the plan, executives from ASHI need to go to Sanjay Amar Colony at regular intervals so as to check whether or not people are following these rules or not.