Solid Waste Management Cell
In order to provide a sustainable solution to the challenging sector of Waste Management for MMR, MMRDA has undertaken the following projects -
Development of Regional Solid Waste Management Facility at Taloja :
The Authority, in accordance with the Municipal Solid Wastes (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000, had decided to develop a Regional Solid Waste Management facility at Taloja for disposal of Municipal Solid Waste in a scientific manner of the capacity of 1800 Metric Ton per day for the next 25 years. The project will be developed on "Public Private Partnership" (PPP) basis for the Urban Local Bodies agreed to participate in this facility.
Development of e-waste processing & disposal facility for entire MMR :
India is considered as highly progressive country and therefore, there is an ever growing demand on the use of electronic equipment and gadgets. Because of technological changes, the obsolescence rate of these products is rising, which results increase in the e-waste generation.
Therefore, disposal of e-waste in a scientific and safe manner is considered as most challenging assignment. As predicted in the study carried out by MPCB in the year 2007 for Mumbai and Pune Regions, it reveals that MMR is the largest generator of e-waste in India. The e-waste (Management & Handling) Rules-2011 are applicable from 1st May, 2012, and according to these rules, the disposal of waste is the responsibility of the producer / manufacturer. A Techno-feasibility Study carried out in July 2009, by MPCB recommended to set up a centralized e-waste processing and disposal facility in MMR and the Advisory Committee comprising of Secretary (Environment), Member Secretary, MPCB, Officers of MMRDA and other Experts in this field decided that MMRDA will act as a Nodal Agency to set up an e-waste facility for MMR. The facility will have Level-1 (segregation), Level-2 separation of metals, non-metals) and Level-3 (extraction of precious metals) and the project can be developed on "Public-Private-Partnership", however, it is very much challenging to channelize the e-waste to the facility. The Rules of 2012 are again being amended in 2015 by Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India.