Pune to implement Solid Waste Management bylaws in New Year

The Pune Municipal Corporation will implement Solid Waste Management (SWM) bylaws in New Year.

The new laws will ensure an equitable waste collection model to maximise segregation at source and recycling.

These laws were approved by the corporation on December 15, five years after they were drafted in 2012. They will be implemented latest by the end of January 2018.

“The bylaws cover each stage and stakeholder in the waste management chain. They provide guidance on what the city’s waste management model should look like in the years to come,” said Harshad Barde, a member of the Centre’s committee for Solid Waste and Plastic Waste Management Rules.

“PMC bylaws go beyond basic compliance and the Union government’s 2016 SWM Rules to cover all types of waste including plastics, e-waste, bio-medical waste, garden waste etc,” he added.

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