Dry 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.

Dry waste BBMP guidelines

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 dry waste management by BBMP -

A dry waste is defined as Waste other than bio-degradable waste and inert street sweepings and includes recyclable and non-recyclable waste, combustible waste, etc.

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

  • Newspapers, books and magazines
  • Plastic Items
  • Aluminum cans
  • Rexene & Rubber Items
  • Packaging
  • Fabrics/ Clothes
  • Styrofoam & Thermocol

  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 

  • 2 to 3 times a week

Charges for collection :  

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

How BBMP manages dry waste disposal

  • The dry waste from domestic generators (other than bulk waste generators) is collected at least twice or thrice a week by the auto tippers at the doorstep. 
  • It is separated into recyclable and non-recyclable non –biodegradable waste
  • These recyclable non-biodegradable waste is sent to dry waste collection centers, Material Recovery facilities for sorting and baling of Dry Waste and from there it has been sent to authorized recycling units or dry waste collected by auto tippers is directly sent to authorized recycling units to be turned into raw materials for producing new products. 

BBMP Poster on Waste Segregation  

Waste segregation BBMP guidelines


Violations attract penalties ranging from Rs.100 to Rs.5000.