The Municipal Solid Waste
(Prohibition of Littering and Regulation of Segregation, Storage, Delivery and
Collection) Rules 2006
A. Littering Rules: (Also covered u/s 368 in Nuisance)
Anyone doing the following in any public place not
specifically designated for that purpose shall be fined:
throwing waste in any public place or in any water body.
spitting, urinating, defecating, feeding birds and animal groups, washing
vehicles, washing utensils.
Aangan: Allowing the
footpath and open gutter around one's premises to be dirty.
storage, delivery and collection of solid waste Rules:
these Rules is in 2 Phases: In Phase 1: segregation is mandatory, and in Phase
2: segregation and composting is mandatory. )
Segregation of waste compulsory: waste to be handled separately in and
for following different groups -- biodegradable, recyclable, non-recyclable,
hazardous, fish & poultry & slaughter waste in markets, leaves &
tree trimmings, construction & demolition, or bio-medical. Failure shall
Composting optional for small waste generators: Segregated biodegradable
waste to be collected by MCGM daily who will take it to composting area e.g. at
the disposal site. Citizens to be urged to
compost biodegradable waste insitu, or in private community composting centres,
or MCGM community composting centers. MCGM will pay for transport savings.
MCGM will buy compost. Biomethanation also allowed.
Composting compulsory for big waste generators: Bulk generators of waste
(such as hsg societies/complexes of 200 or more house-holds, and all hotels,
restaurants, marriage halls, clubs, complexes, etc) to compost biodegradable
waste in Phase 1. In Phase 2, this list will be progressively increased to
include all citizens for whom composting will be mandatory. Exceptions as
notified by MCGM, will deliver segregated bio-degradable waste to the community
storage/composting centers or to the bell-ringing
Bell-ringing concept: All waste to be held with waste-generator or at
designated spots till time of picking up by MCGM vehicle.
Dry waste to be stored separately and picked up separately: Dry waste -
recyclable, non-recyclable non-hazardous, non-recyclable hazardous to be stored
separately and each category will be picked up separately once a week. Can be
delivered to designated MCGM spots. Storage containers to be as specified. Else
Bulk Animal Waste to be stored separately: Bulk (non-house-hold) Poultry,
Fish, Slaughter Waste -- will be picked up daily. The pick-up will be by the wet
waste van, but the waste generator to store it in separate container than other
Hawkers: Vendors / Hawkers (licensed and non-licensed) to keep each
category of waste separately and deposit it in separately categorised community
containers or to the bell-ringing vehicle.
Eating Establishments: Restaurants & Hotels - Trade Refuse Charges to
be based on waste generated (and not on grade of hotel).
Burning not allowed: No burning of waste to be allowed --- incl. leaves.
Commitments by MCGM:
Incentives for Composting: MCGM will provide incentives to the generators of waste for
reducing waste by composting and recycling, and these incentives will be based
on the savings made by MCGM by reduction of the volume of garbage to be
2. Support for Cleanliness Drives:
MCGM will support local groups who come forward to take responsibility to keep
their area clean. (Linked to Point D 1) e.g. by providing special teams to help
in cleanliness drives.
3. Cleanliness Reports to be utilised: MCGM
will take action based on the daily reports filed by the citizens Cleanliness
Task Force Teams (linked to D.2 ahead) e.g. route planning, penalties,
cleanliness drives, awareness efforts.
4. Contact Person: One MCGM officer
will be designated at each Administrative Ward level to support the
citizens’ groups in implementation.
5. Demo composting models: MCGM
will set up demonstration models of composting units in public parks and
gardens, as well as provide other infrastructural and resource support.
Programs: MCGM will
invite NGOs or others to undertake awareness, education, training of all
stakeholders incl. its own staff. Also to document successful initiatives so as
to form a citizen resource base that other citizens can utilise. Prizes also.
Infoline and Useful Lists:
MCGM will upgrade/rationalize the existing Online Complaint Management System (OCMS)
to integrate its response/complaints with the structure of these Rules. It will
also endeavour to provide lists (at wards and on website) of
composting experts, scrap dealers, dealers of recyclables, container
will provide infrastructure facilities to make compliance easy e.g. adequate
number of litter bins, conveniently located community storage or composting
centres, adequate toilet and washing facilities in protected slum
localities where they are inadequate to prevent nuisances such as
squatting, washing and bathing on the road before imposing penalties.
MCGM will extend the Dattak Vasti Yojana / Slum Adoption Program to
uncovered areas for garbage management, and undertake cleanliness drives with
NGOs, CBOs, or any organization for slum areas. MCGM will assist in enforcement
of these Rules in the slums by providing for prompt and adequate ND’s when
required by the residents.
10. Ongoing proof of commitment: MCGM
will show its commitment towards a minimum landfill objective by giving monthly
data about the quantity of waste going to the different landfills, quantity of
compost made, etc.
Citizen Projects: Expressions
of Interest will be invited by MCGM to initiate projects for keeping an area
clean or for beautification. All such projects requiring MCGM funds will be
approved after inviting Expressions of Interest.
areas: For areas that are taken up for cleanliness by citizens org/others,
MCGm will declare these areas to be “zero-tolerance” litter areas and
signboards will be put up, to effect implementation of these Rules.
Strengthening Nuisance Detectors: MCGM will strengthen its existing system of Nuisance
Detectors(both in numbers and capabilities) by incorporating support from other
areas such as Home Guards, providing uniform and recognition to the ND’s and
creating a system of incentives for nuisance detection. Registered citizens’
groups may come forward to assist the MCGM structure of ND’s in the nuisance
detection of their area.
Responsibility and Authority to Community Groups: If ALMs, CBOs, RWAs, CSOs, etc. or
elected Public Representatives are willing to take
responsibility of ensuring compliance under these Rules, they will be given
appropriate authority by MCGM to keep their area clean, including charging of an
for defaulters. Such Citizen Group to give a simple standard declaration based
on which the authorisation will be given. Periodic monitoring will be done to
ensure their performance. (This will also help to strengthen the ALM concept.)
by Citizens: Voluntary Cleanliness Task Force Teams can be formed in each
Councillor Ward by groups of citizens. The primary role will be a reporting one
about the cleanliness situation. Suggestions e.g. route-changes, etc. will be
another role. The reports will be taken cognisance of by the concerned ALM, MCGM
officials, etc. for penalties and for improving the system. Periodic
meetings of all teams will also be held.
/ Greening of an area: Citizens and citizens’ groups are also encouraged
to suggest to MCGM “area improvement/beautification schemes” for their
locality that when implemented, along with the cleanliness of the locality, will
contribute to the up-liftment of that neighbourhood.
Penalties / Fines:
(Schedule put up at the Cleanliness Section in www.karmayog.org)
1. Contravention of these Rules will attract a fine as specified in the Schedule
2. This Schedule of Fines lists the various types of contraventions
(such as littering, or non-segregation, or burning of waste), as well as the
types of offenders. (such as individual, group, Government agency, etc)
3. 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 less than the actual
amount or nil.
4. The Schedule of Fines also lists the fine to be charged for repeated
offenders, on a daily basis.