Supported By

Alag Karo – Har Din Teen Bin


Supported By

Improving source segregation in bulk waste generators in Gurgaon



Supported By

GIZ, Coca-Cola India Pvt Ltd, Tetra Pak India Pvt Ltd

Focus Areas

Awareness and Behavioural Change, Capacity Building and handholding


Jan 2017 to June 2020


42 residential societies with 35,000 housing units, 39 schools and 2 tech parks, 500 waste workers


40MT of segregated waste per day



Key stakeholders

Community, Urban Local Body

Source segregation is the first step towards holistic solid waste management and one of the easiest things to practice. 3-way segregation of waste at source has been mandated by the Solid Waste Management Rules 2016. However, the implementation of the Rules has been poor and source segregation levels in most ULBs are very low. 

A baseline study conducted in Gurugram by Saahas revealed that although most people were aware of source segregation, 60% of them had never practiced it. This highlighted the need for a program to create awareness about different aspects of waste management at source, and to help implement the same. It was to fulfil these goals that the Alag Karo program was created. 

The idea was to inspire, support, guide and implement source segregation of waste. The target areas were residential complexes, educational and commercial establishments/communities. Additionally, the
programme aimed at developing capacities of waste workers to collect and sort waste in order to maximise recycling. This would in turn reduce dumping and burning of waste in Gurugram city.