Supported By



Supported By

Demonstrating decentralized processing of waste in the city of Gurugram



Supported By

Hyundai Motors India Pvt Limited

Focus Areas

Wet waste management,Dry waste management


January 2022 to Ongoing


Residential societies and offices in Gurugram


2TPD biogas plant, 1TPD composting facility and 5TPD MRF



Key stakeholders

Community, Urban Local Bodies, Technology Providers; Entrepreneurs

Decentralized wet waste processing has the potential to reduce GHG emissions caused due to transportation of waste to centralized facilities, as well as ensures that the resources in the waste are recovered either in the form of compost or biogas. It also compares favorably in the capex and opex cost compared to large centralized systems. However, the non-availability of land, high manual labour and nascent technologies act as barriers to the successful implementation of decentralized solutions. The emerging technologies for processing wet waste, be it odour and leachate-free composting or distributed biogas systems need to be piloted and made robust before they can find wider acceptance as solutions for decentralized SWM systems.

The objective of this intervention is to set up a decentralized community waste processing system on land provided by the MCG in Ward 32 of Gurugram. This facility has a 2TPD biogas plant which houses the central unit of the distributed biogas system, with the local units located at the premises of residential societies. It also houses a 1TPD composting plant and a 5TPD dry waste sorting unit. The entire facility is being operated by an entrepreneur and the objective is to demonstrate an economically viable model for decentralized waste processing.