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Circular Realty

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Supported By

Awareness and collection of construction & demolition waste from non-bulk generators

Location

Bangalore

Supported By

Synergizers Sustainability Foundation

Focus Areas

Special Waste Streams - construction & demolition waste; Awareness & behavioural change

Duration

December 2021 to March 2024

Coverage

South Bangalore

Target

Reach out to 30,000 people; Collection of 70MT of C&D waste

State

Karnataka

Key stakeholders

Community and recyclers

Background:
Bangalore, like any other metro city in the country, is seeing a huge expansion coupled with a large amount of construction activity. The city generates close to 3500-4000 tonnes of construction and demolition (C&D) waste per day, a large part of which either gets dumped in open dump sites blocking pedestrian paths or gets dumped in low-lying areas or water Bodies. Very little of the waste gets recycled, even though the city has 2 authorized recyclers of C&D waste. There is a lack of awareness about the rules around C&D disposal, people are not aware of the right means to dispose of the C&D waste and there is poor enforcement to prevent illegal dumping.

As people in the city get more aware about waste recycling, many of them would like to dispose of their C&D waste in the right manner, but lack the information about who to contact and how to get their waste disposed. There is need to make more and more people take ownership of their C&D waste, to ensure that it is not being dumped in illegal ways, to make them aware about how it can be sent to the authorized destination.

 Objectives:
“Circular Realty” is a project undertaken by Saahas to address the growing need for safe disposal of Construction & Demolition (C&D) waste. The project aims to create awareness as well as collection of C&D waste from residents (non-bulk generators) in Bangalore South Zone. Saahas will also create awareness and provide information on C&D waste disposal options to residents from other zones of Bangalore. Saahas ensures that C&D waste is disposed of properly and sent to end destinations for proper disposal and recycling.

A helpline number +91 8510091213 has been set up to answer queries and facilitate collection in Bangalore.