of the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation
Solid Waste (Prohibition of Littering and Regulation of Segregation,
Storage, Delivery and Collection) Rules 2006.
4) Prohibition of Littering, Creating Nuisance and
ensuring “Saaf Aangan”
doing the following in any public place not specifically designated
for that purpose shall be fined:
Littering: Littering or throwing waste
in any public place or water body.
4.2. Creating nuisance:
Bathing, spitting, urinating, defecating, feeding bird and animal
groups, washing vehicles, washing utensils.
4.3. Saaf Aangan: Allowing
the footpath, open gutter and kerb around one's premises to be dirty.
Segregation, Storage, Delivery and Collection of Municipal Solid Waste
5.1. Segregation of waste:
the following 6 types of waste to be kept unmixed at the source:
bio-degradable (“wet”), specified household hazardous, untreated
bio-medical, construction and demolition, garden and horticultural,
and non-bio-degradable (“dry”) waste.
5.2. Delivery of segregated
waste to the BMC: All
waste to be held with waste-generator or at designated spots till time
of picking up by BMC vehicle.
6.3. Biodegradable waste:
Segregated bio-degradable waste to be delivered to the BMC or to
by all generators: On issuance of
a Notice, all generators to compost bio-degradable waste at source or
at designated spots, else BMC will charge a fee to collect the same.
of biodegradable waste by bulk and new constructions:
Bulk generators and owners / occupants of new constructions to compost
bio-degradable waste at source within 6 months of these Rules coming
into effect, else BMC will charge a fee to collect the same.
5.6. Household hazardous
waste: shall be stored separately and delivered to the collection
vehicle which shall be provided weekly / periodically by the BMC /
5.7. Untreated Bio-medical
waste: shall be stored separately and delivered to the collection
vehicle which shall be provided weekly/periodically by the BMC / MPCB.
5.8. Construction and
Demolition waste: shall be
stored separately and collected on request from the generator and
payment of a fee to the collection vehicle which shall be
provided by the BMC / its Agents.
(“dry”) waste – both recyclable and non-recyclable, shall be
stored separately and delivered to the dry waste collection vehicle
which shall be provided by the BMC or to the community (dry waste)
storage centres notified by the BMC, or to the authorized rag pickers' cooperatives, licensed
recyclers or scrap dealers that may be appointed as Agents of BMC.
5.10. Bulk garden and
horticultural waste: All bulk garden and horticultural waste will
be kept un-mixed and composted at source failing which BMC will charge a
fee to collect the same.
5.11. Non-compliance of segregation of waste as specified in 5.1 -
5.10 will attract fines.
5.12. Community waste
storage centres: Where waste is delivered to a community waste
storage bin, whether located inside any premises or in a public place,
the waste shall be deposited inside the bin, in a segregated manner as
5.13. Burning of waste:
Disposal of waste by burning at
any location is prohibited.
5.14. Action against transport contractor / BMC employee: Strict
and swift action will be taken against the Transport Contractor and/or
BMC employee, for mixing segregated waste at any point of collection;
or for not picking up waste as per the specified time schedule.
Obligatory Responsibilities of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
facilities: BMC will provide the required infrastructure
facilities to facilitate compliance of these Rules before imposing
6.2. Assistance for reducing
waste: BMC will
provide incentives to generators of waste for reducing waste by
composting and recycling, and these incentives will be based on the
savings made by BMC by the reduction of the volume of garbage to be
Citizen Resource Base: BMC
will provide lists of composting experts, licensed scrap dealers,
dealers of recyclables, container / bin manufacturers, agencies with
expertise in recycling, etc. that to facilitate / support citizens in
6.4. Trade Refuse Charges:
BMC will rationalise the Trade Refuse Charges applicable to hotels,
restaurants, and other units, so that it is linked to the volume of
net waste generated.
6.5. Purchase of compost:
The Department of Parks and Gardens of the
BMC will purchase any extra compost, if available, from the generator,
at a specified fixed price as notified, subject to quality standards.
6.6. Model composting
units: BMC will set up composting units
(either vermi-composting or bio-methanation) in public parks
and gardens, as well as provide other infrastructural and resource
support for such initiatives.
puja articles: BMC will collect bio-degradable puja articles at
designated sites near water bodies such as beaches, lakes, ponds, etc.
in special containers or “kalashes”, and this collection will then
be composted at a suitable location.
6.8. Bio-degradable waste
processing units: BMC will set up composting or bio-methanation
units for the further processing of bio-degradable waste that is
collected by BMC and that is not already composted.
6.9. Point-to-point waste
collection services: The
generator must bring stored waste for delivery to a “ghanta-gadi”
(bell-ringing vehicle) that shall be provided by BMC for collection
from designated points.
Collection at source: BMC will provide for the collection of waste
at source from within the premises of a building or group of buildings
from waste storage receptacles kept on the premises to which BMC
vehicles / workers are provided access.
6.11: Data about waste
received at landfill: BMC will release publicly, monthly data
about the quantity of each category of waste going to the landfills
and waste processing sites.
waste storage centres: The BMC
will continue and maintain community waste storage centres where
required, in public places, where segregated waste shall be delivered
and thereafter collected by the BMC.
about phasing out of community waste storage centres:
BMC will release
data about the number and location of the community waste storage
centres that are phased out, and the corresponding point-to-point
collection for that area that has been established prior to the bin
6.14. Dry waste
sorting and exchange centres: BMC will notify ward-wise dry waste
sorting centres, where such solid waste is transported, and then
sorted by BMC or its Agents such as registered cooperative societies
of rag pickers /licensed recyclers.
6.15. Time schedule and route of collection:
The daily / weekly time schedules and routes
of BMC’s collection of different types of solid waste will be fixed
and notified in advance.
6.16. Local Area Citizen
Groups: Any registered Local Area Citizen Group that includes
in its stated aims and objectives, maintenance of cleanliness and
promotion of waste reduction, segregation and recycling in their
neighbourhood, and that is willing to take the responsibility
of keeping an area clean will be recognised as Agents by BMC to do so.
Special Drives: BMC will
undertake special drives for the enforcement of these Rules in “high
priority” areas and those areas where Local Councillors / Government
or Corporate bodies or registered/established Local Area Citizen
Groups come forward to collaborate.
education and training: BMC and the NGO
Council will draw up and execute a coordinated plan of action
for education, awareness, and training of stake-holders and invite
proposals for a city-wide Awareness and Outreach programme.
of successful initiatives: BMC along with the NGO Council will
invite documentation of successful initiatives in cleanliness so as to
form part of the Citizen Resource Base. Recognition and awards will be
given to such best practices.
and FAQ section: BMC along with the NGO
Council shall set-up a special “Info-line” and FAQ section with
all relevant policies, procedures, forms, and other details. The FAQ section will also be available online and at all Ward
Complaints: The existing Online
Complaint Management System (OCMS) will be upgraded or a new one will
be set up to integrate with the implementation of these Rules.
Statistics of complaints and Action Taken Reports (ATR) shall be
displayed in the OCMS.
Reporting Teams: BMC will take
cognisance of the periodic reports filed by the citizen Cleanliness
Reporting Teams and take action on the same in areas such as route
planning, penalties levied, cleanliness drives, awareness efforts,
etc. Action based on such reports shall be displayed at the concerned
Ward Office, and on the BMC website.
Expressions of Interest:
: Expressions of interest will be invited by BMC through public
advertisement to initiate special projects for keeping an area clean,
setting up segregation, recycling or waste processing facilities, etc.
Area Improvement schemes: Citizens are encouraged to suggest to
BMC “area improvement / beautification schemes” for their
locality; such schemes will be reviewed and assessed jointly by BMC
and the NGO Council.
6.25. Surprise checks: BMC will
conduct surprise checks in various parts of the Municipal limits, with
a view to encourage compliance.
6.26. Enforcement Squads:
BMC will strengthen its existing system of
Nuisance Detectors and Enforcement Squads by incorporating support
from other government agencies, as well as from Local Area Citizen
Groups or other volunteers as required.
regarding Fines: Details
of fines collected by BMC, it’s Agents or Nuisance Detector’s will
be shared publicly by the BMC.
6.28 Redressal Mechanism: BMC
along with the NGO Council will set-up a Redressal mechanism at the
Ward level for non-redressal of complaints within the specified time,
cases where fines have been wrongly levied, etc.
Joint Review with NGO Council:
BMC and the NGO Council will jointly review the effective
implementation of these Rules, at least twice a year, and share the
30. Designated officers and
periodic reports: Officers will be designated at Ward and Zonal
levels who will be responsible for the implementation of these Rules,
including preparing micro-plans and schedules as required.
Specific Annual Targets: Specific Annual Targets shall be set by BMC
& shall be publicly announced
Transparency: All such information that is to be made available to the public by BMC
shall also be shared with the NGO Council may be publicly displayed on
Co-ordination with Government Bodies: BMC
shall co-ordinate with other government agencies and authorities to
ensure compliance of these Rules.
7) Some Specific Situations
BMC will extend the Dattak Vasti Yojana to currently
uncovered areas for waste management, where qualified CBOs come
applicable, BMC’s ghanta-gadi will come at fixed times to a
point outside the slum, for the collection of segregated solid waste;
else segregated waste to be delivered to manned community waste
7.2. Poultry, Fish and Slaughter Waste: All non-household poultry, fish
and slaughter waste generated as a result of any commercial activity
shall be stored separately and delivered as specified on a daily basis
to the BMC (bio-degradable waste) bell-ringing vehicle.
7.3. Vendors / Hawkers:
All vendors/hawkers to keep their waste unmixed and have a bin at the
site of vending for the collection of any waste generated. The
generator/vendor shall deliver this waste duly segregated to the
nearest designated community waste storage bin.
The owner/occupier of premises with a house-gully are responsible for
its cleanliness and have to segregate and deliver any solid waste to
the waste collection vehicle which shall be provided by the BMC.
7.5. Pet Litter: No
littering by pets permitted in any public place. It will be the
responsibility of the owner of the animal to promptly scoop/clean up
any such litter and take adequate steps for the proper disposal of
7.6. Public Gatherings and Events: A Refundable Cleanliness Deposit of Rs.
10,000/- to be made by the Organiser of any public gathering / event,
to the BMC, for the duration of the event, to ensure the cleanliness
of that space.
of these Rules will attract a fine as specified in the Schedule of
2. The Schedule of Fines also factors in a “familiarisation /
warning period” for the understanding / implementation of these
Rules; in the Familiarization Period, the Fine for contravention is
half the actual amount or nil.
SCHEDULE I: Schedule of
SCHEDULE II: Illustrative list of different types of biodegradable and
SCHEDULE III: List of specified household hazardous waste
SCHEDULE IV: List of bio-medical waste
SCHEDULE V: Specific Annual Targets
BMC Solid Waste Management (Prohibition of Littering and Regulation of Segregation, Storage, Delivery
and Collection) Rules 2006
BMC Solid Waste Management Rules 2006
- Summary of Rules