Domestic hazardous waste BBMP guidelines

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) the administrative body of Bengaluru civic amenities provides services to Bengaluru citizens for solid waste collection and disposal.

Palike has taken many initiatives towards reducing , reusing and recycling waste . It has a well formulated system for proper segregation of waste into various categories such as wet waste , dry waste , sanitary waste etc 

In this article provides an overview of Sanitary waste management by BBMP -

A domestic hazardous waste is Waste includes some unwanted household products that can explode under certain circumstances, cause damage or likely to cause danger to health or environment, catch fire, react, or that are corrosive or toxic etc

As per BBMP , below are the list of waste items classified under dry waste

  • Aerosol cans
  • Batteries, Car batteries, oil filters and car care products and consumables
  • Bleaches, household kitchen and drain cleaning agents
  • Oils, Chemicals and solvents and their empty containers
  • Cosmetic items, chemical-based Insecticides and their empty containers
  • Medicines including expired medicines, Pesticides and herbicides and their empty containers
  • Paints, oils, lubricants, glues, thinners, and their empty containers
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Soft foam packaging from new equipment
  • Thermometers and mercury-containing products

  Collection Points

  • Doorsteps of households, shops, small commercial establishments and offices.
  • Entry gate or a designated location on the ground floor in a housing society, multi storied buildings or apartments, residential, commercial, institutional complexes.
  • Entry gate or specified places of slums and informal settlements

Frequency of collection 

  • Daily

Charges for collection :  

  • A nominal monthly charge ranging from Rs.30 to Rs.50 per house at present

How BBMP manages wet waste disposal

  • The domestic hazardous waste is collected daily in a separate bag and is transferred to the domestic hazardous waste processing centers. 
  • A portion in the existing DWCCs are earmarked & developed as a deposit Centre for Domestic Hazardous Waste in accordance with applicable regulations and adequate number of Domestic Waste Hazardous collection centers shall be set up in limits of ULB Jurisdiction for processing of the domestic Hazardous waste.
  • The Domestic Hazardous Waste that has been stored in the DHWCC shall be processed with the help of Treatment Storage Disposal Facility (TSDF) authorized by the KSPCB, incineration and/or any other suitable method determined by the KSPCB/CPCB. After processing of domestic hazardous waste, the left over inerts and rejects are transferred to sanitary landfill.
  • For the collection, transportation and disposal of domestic Hazardous waste generated by bulk Waste generators they should engage an authorized waste processor.