Government Policies and Notifications

1. Report of Central Pollution Control Board on “Status of Compliance by CPCB with Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000” at
Based on surveys conducted by various authorities this paper discusses the status of Municipal Solid Waste generation in 59 cities during 1999-2000, 2004-05 and 2010-11. It also looks at State Wise generation of MSW and its treatment .

2. Solid Waste Management in Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike. (BBMP) at
This contains official BBMP statistics and data on solid waste management in Bangalore. It provides details on the physical and chemical components in the solid waste generated in the city, methods of collection, transportation as well as processing of waste.

3. Ministry of Environment and Forests Notification, Feb 2011 at
This is a Government notification on the manufacture, usage and waste management policies with regard to plastics in India.

4. BBMP Public Notice regarding the delivery and mode of disposal of Municipal Solid Waste by the Bulk Generators within the BBMP area. (2013) at
This notice defines Bulk Generator as well as other related terms and lists their various duties or obligations with regard to segregation and disposal of waste

5. Website Material on Plastic Waste Management Central Pollution Control Board. 2013. at
This paper highlights the rules pertaining to Plastic Waste Management in India and the technologies available. It focusses on the usage of plastic waste in bitumen road construction as well as in co-processing of plastic waste as Alternative Fuel and Raw Material (AFR) in cement kilns and power plants.

6. e-waste Management and Handling Rules 2012 at

7. Report of the Task Force on Waste to Energy (Volume I), Planning Commission, May 2014 at
This report seeks to identify technically feasible, financially affordable and environmentally sound processing and disposal technologies for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and assess, evaluate and recommend systems, processes, technological options, financial mechanisms and institutional arrangements to enhance resource recovery and promote Waste to Energy (W to E) technologies while ensuring integrated management of MSW in India.