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Summary 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”

Anyone doing the following in any public place not specifically designated for that purpose shall be fined:


4.1. 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.

5) 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 designated spots. 

5.4. Composting 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.  

5.5. Composting 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 / MPCB.    

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.    

5.9. Non-bio-degradable (“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 specified.  

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.  

6) Obligatory Responsibilities of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation  

6.1. Infrastructure facilities: BMC will provide the required infrastructure facilities to facilitate compliance of these Rules before imposing penalties.  

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 transported.  

6.3 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 recycling waste  

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.   

6.7. Bio-degradable 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.  

6.10: 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.  

6.12. Community 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.  

6.13. Data 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 being removed.    

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.  

6.17. 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.  

6.18. Stakeholder awareness, 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.
.19. Documentation 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. 
Info-line 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 offices.           

6.21. 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.

6.22. Cleanliness 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.  

6.23. 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.  

6.24. 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.

6.27. Information 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.  

6.29. 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 same publicly.  

6. 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.  

6.31. Specific Annual Targets: Specific Annual Targets shall be set by BMC & shall be publicly announced  

6.32. 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  

6.33. 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 forward.
Where 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 storage centres.

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.   

7.4. House-gullies: 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 such waste.
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.

8) Penalties:
1. Contravention of these Rules will attract a fine as specified in the Schedule of Fines.
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 Fines
SCHEDULE II: Illustrative list of different types of biodegradable and recyclable waste
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     
- Index of Rules
Complete BMC Solid Waste Management Rules 2006  
  - Summary of Rules
  - Press Release
  - Cleanliness Drive


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