New Year Started with Discussing City Biggest Problem

Year 2023 started with delivering workshop on Solid Waste Management , the biggest problem of Delhi and all metro cities.

The Workshop is requested by concerned and responsible citizen Ms Sweta Gupta and Mr. Vikas Gupta from East Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi. Due are working on betterment of the area considering sustainable living as social responsibility and need of a hour.

The workshop covered the current situation of solid waste management in Delhi and why it is important to discuss the topic of ” Waste Segregation at Source”. All members are agreed the the Composting is most feasible way for safe disposal of Organic Waste which is 60% of total waste in Delhi and root cause of mountains of waste and source of Green House Gas emissions at Dumping Sites ( landfills).

Rise Founder Team member Madhuri Varshney covered the topics related to Waste Problem in Delhi, Waste Categorisation . However, Madhukar Varshney covered the solution of handling waste like Composting, Science of Composting ,How to use Terracotta Composter at home and flaws in current tipping fees mechanism used by municipality of Delhi.

A Tipping Fee or a gate fee is a fee paid by anyone who disposes of Waste in a Landfill. Usually this fee is based on the weight of waste per ton.Currently, all contracts for waste management awarded by Municipality to private concessionaires have a perverse incentive to bring larger quantities of waste to the dumpsite. Under these contracts the contractor is paid against the volume of waste deposited on the site. This “tipping fee” as it is known means that the higher the volume brought the greater the financial reward. So practically , private concessionary is interested to handle more waste to make business viable.

There is better waste payment model “Pay As You Throw – PayT” is implemented by western world or developed countries. Pay as you throw (PAYT) (also called trash metering, unit pricing, variable rate pricing, or user-pay) is a usage-pricing model for disposing of municipal solid waste. Users are charged a rate based on how much waste they present for collection to the municipality or local authority. A variety of models exist depending on the region and municipality. Waste can be measured by weight or size, or by unit counts, identified using different types of bags, tags, containers or even RFID. Services for waste diversion, like recycling and composting, are often provided free of charge where pay-as-you-throw systems are implemented.[1]

All participants agree, since we as people are “Waste Generators” , so it is our duty to participate in solving the problem.

The workshop is ended with feedback from the participants. Most of the people found the workshop “quite informative” .

Rise Foundation is committed to make city Clean and Green . So , if any one is interested for FREE Workshop, please whatsapp at +91 9717764262 or mail us at mail2risefoundation@gmail.com

Published by RISE Foundation

NGO Working in Waste Managament, Environmrnt Protection and Women Empowerment

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