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MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF BRIHAN MUMBAI  

Rules for prohibition of littering and segregation of Municipal Solid Wastes-  

          Apathy of generators of wastes regarding their responsibility to avoid littering, and to ensure  proper segregation, storage, and delivery  of Municipal Solid Wastes as well as some constraints in the storage, collection and transport systems have resulted  in inadequate compliance with the relevant criteria and procedures for different parameters of management of municipal solid wastes given in the Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules 2000.  

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai has initiated a campaign to remove community solid waste storage centers from public roads in phases by providing services for door-step collection of segregated Municipal Solid Wastes by bell ringing vehicles.  The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai is also facilitating the collection, transport and disposal of bio-medical wastes under the guidance of the MPCB.  Details regarding the various systems, services and facilities for management and handling of municipal solid wastes under the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, including plans for their improvement and upgradation to achieve full compliance with the Municipal Solid Wastes Rules, 2000 will be made available at www.mcgm.gov.in.  

In order to ensure proper compliance  of the Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules 2000, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai has notified the rules to be known as “The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai Municipal Solid Waste (Prohibition of Littering, and Regulation of Segregation, Storage, Delivery and Collection) Rules 2005”  under Section 368 of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act 1888.  These Rules shall apply to every public place within the limits of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, to every generator of municipal solid wastes and to every premises under the ownership or occupation of any person within the limits of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.   A summary of these rules is given below

Prohibition of littering: -  

(a)  No person shall throw, deposit or cause to be thrown or deposited any waste whether liquid, semi-solid or solid including sewage and waste water upon or in any public place, except in a manner provided for in these rules, or in any other rules framed under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 or the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act, 1888 or under any other law which may be in force.

(b)  Every person shall ensure that no waste whether liquid, semi-solid or solid is thrown or deposited or caused to be thrown or deposited by such person or his dependants, guests, agents, customers or clients on any public place in front of or adjacent to any premises owned or occupied by him; and every such person shall provide an adequate number of litter bins within such premises and ensure that there are adequate connections for drainage of waste water into the public drainage system.

(c) No person shall bathe, spit, urinate, defecate, feed animals, wash cars / utensils or any other object in any public place except in such public facilities / conveniences specifically provided for any of these purposes. 

            In case of any littering in any public place in front of or adjacent to any premises it will be the onus of the person owning or occupying such premises to prove that the littering has not been done or caused by such person or his dependants, guests, agents, customers or clients.  

Segregation, storage, delivery and collection of Municipal Solid Wastes  

(1)     Every generator of municipal solid wastes in Greater Mumbai shall store and deliver municipal solid wastes in a segregated manner in three different groups, viz. bio-degradable wastes, recyclable wastes and non recyclable wastes in accordance with the procedure laid down under the rules. Untreated Bio-medical wastes, hazardous industrial wastes, demolition and construction wastes and tree trimmings shall not be mixed with any of the three groups of municipal solid wastes specified above and such wastes shall be governed by the rules separately framed for the management and handling of such wastes under the Environment Protection Act, 1986, and / or the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act, 1888.     

Penalty for contravention of these rules: -

    Whoever contravenes these Rules shall, on conviction, be punishable with fines which may extend to Rs. 1,000/- (Rupees one thousand only) for every instance of breach of these rules and Rs.1000/- (Rupees one thousand only) for every day during which the breach continues after conviction of the first breach or after receipt of written notice from the municipal commissioner to discontinue the breach.  

(A)  Illustrative list of different types of municipal solid wastes-     

Organic Wastes

Inorganic Wastes

Biodegradable

Recyclable

Non-recyclable

· Kitchen Wastes

· Tea Leaves

· Egg Shells

· Vegetables

· Fruit and Vegetable      peels

·  Meat

·  Bones

·  Flowers, fruits and vegetables

· Garden and animal wastes

· Leaf litter

· Soiled paper

· Scraps of paper

· House dust after cleaning

· Coconut shells  

· Newspapers

· Paper books and magazines

· Glass

· Wires

·  Metal objects

· Plastic

·  Metals

·  Rags

·  Leather

·  Rexine

·  Rubbers

· Thermocol / Styrofoam

 

·  Old medicines

·  Paints

·  Fluorescent tubes

·  Spray cans

·  Fertilizers and pesticide containers

·  Batteries

·  Shoe polish

·  Other domestic hazardous wastes

 

           Storage, delivery and collection of segregated Municipal Solid Wastes.

1.        Biodegradable municipal solid wastes shall be used by every generator of such wastes for composting, vermi-composting or biomethanation within the premises where such waste is generated or in any other premises available for community composting, vermi-composting or biomethanation as far as possible. Details of guidance and assistance available from the municipal corporation for composting, vermi-composting and biomethanation and the names and telephone numbers of officials and the registered persons who can provide guidance and assistance in respect of these processes will be made available through the respective Ward Offices of the municipal corporation and the field staff of the solid waste management deptt.  The details will also be made available  at the website of the Municipal Corporation at www.mcgm.gov.in.  

          Biodegradable municipal solid wastes, which cannot be used for any of the aforementioned purposes by any generator of wastes shall be stored by generators of such wastes in covered bins and / or secured bags within their premises or at community storage centers and their delivery shall be ensured by every such generator of wastes to :  

i.                     the bell-ringing biodegradable waste collection vehicle, the services of which shall be provided everyday for door-step collection of biodegradable wastes by the municipal corporation or at such times and at the spots as may be notified by the municipal commissioner for different localities from time to time or-

ii.                    the community (biodegradable wastes) storage centre notified by the municipal commissioner, where the biodegradable wastes shall be stored in closed containers or stationary compactors of such specifications as the municipal commissioner may specify and from where biodegradable waste collection vehicles provided by the municipal corporation shall collect biodegradable wastes daily at such times that the municipal commissioner may notify from time to time.  

2.        Recyclable municipal solid wastes shall be stored in covered bins and / or secured bags and delivered by every generator of wastes to-  

 (i) any scrap dealer, recycler, authorized rag pickers' orgnisations, or any other person licensed or registered by the concerned Ward office of the municipal corporation for trading in waste materials, or

(ii) the community (dry waste) storage centre notified by the municipal commissioner or  

(iii) to the dry waste collection vehicle which shall be provided weekly by the municipal corporation at such spots and at such times as may be notified by the municipal commissioner from time to time for collection of recyclable and non-recyclable wastes.

3.        Non-recyclable municipal solid wastes shall be stored in covered bins and / or secured bags and delivered by every generator of wastes to the dry waste collection vehicle which shall be provided weekly by the municipal commissioner of recyclable and non-recyclable wastes.  

(1) A list of registered / licensed scrap dealers, recyclers and rag-pickers’ associations etc is available in the respective Ward offices of the municipal corporation.

(2)     Recycling of municipal solid wastes and types of bags to be used for storage and delivery of different types of municipal solid wastes shall be governed by rules framed under the Environmental Protection Act, 1986, which may be in force for the time being.  However, whenever bags are used for packing and delivering bio-degradable municipal wastes to municipal vehicles, such bags shall be made of substances which are biodegradable as far as possible.  This will be made compulsory from the date the Municipal Commissioner may separately notify for this purpose.

(3)     Community storage centers shall be established and maintained by generators of wastes with or without the assistance of the municipal corporation within the premises of such generators of wastes. In exceptional cases where community waste storage centers have to be maintained on public roads due to unavoidable reasons, it shall be ensured that they are secure and separate arrangements are made for storage and collection of different types of segregated wastes at such centres.















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