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Sanitary 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 

Sanitary waste BBMP guidelines

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

A sanitary waste is defined as Includes hygiene products like sanitary napkins and baby or adult diapers contaminated with blood, urine and faeces, bandages and sharp objects like syringes and needles etc.

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

  • Diapers/Sanitary napkins, tampons
  • Bandages
  • Condoms
  • Nails
  • Medicines
  • Swept dust
  • Razors/Blades
  • Used syringes
  • Injection vials

  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 sanitary waste disposal

  • The source segregated sanitary waste shall be collected daily along with the wet waste, it should be wrapped securely in pouches provided by the manufacturers or brand owners in a separate bag.
  • The collected Sanitary Waste will be processed at the nearest common biomedical treatment facility and/or incinerators along with other Bio-medical Waste generated within the ULB jurisdiction
  • Inert and Process Rejects after processing of the sanitary waste shall be transported to sanitary landfills for the final disposal

BBMP Poster on Waste Segregation 

Waste Segreggation BBMP guidelines


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

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