Wet 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.

Wet 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 wet waste management by BBMP -

A wet waste is defined as any Bio-degradable waste or any organic material that can be degraded by micro- organisms into Simpler Stable Compounds

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

  • Kitchen waste including tea leaves, eggshells, fruit and vegetable peels, leftover and/or stale food
  • Organic market waste such as fruit and vegetable peels, rotten and/or spoil vegetables and fruits
  • Meat and bones
  • Garden and leaf litter, including flowers
  • Garden& Horticulture waste which includes grass & wood clippings, pruning, branches, twigs, leaves, tree trimmings etc.
  • Coconut shells.
  • Wood/ leaf ashes.

 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 Once 

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 wet waste from domestic generators (other than bulk waste generators) is collected everyday by the auto tippers at the doorstep
  • And these auto-tippers transfers wet waste to compactors/SCV at the transfer point with the help of hook loader to wet waste processing plants 
  • Prescribed Standard Operating Procedure following the principles of No Garbage on Ground (NGoG) and zero spillage of garbage/waste during transfer or transport.  
  • The wet waste from BWG is collected by the empaneled vendors and the empaneled agency/BWG is responsible for processing of wet waste generated by the bulk waste generators through compositing, Bio Methanation or any other approved methods
  • BBMP does not process the wet waste generated by BWG directly.

BBMP Poster on Waste Segregation

Waste segreggation BBMP guidelines

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