Kasa Kiosk


Manned public bins for segregated waste collection


Wind Tunnel Road, Bengaluru

Supported By

Omega Healthcare System

Focus Areas

Awareness and Behavioural Change


August 2018 to Oct 2021


500 households


20MT segregated waste per month



Key stakeholders

Community, Urban Local Body

One of the reasons for people throwing their waste in the open is that they miss the regular collection vehicle because of timings not matching, or the collection vehicle does not cover their area. Open dumpsites develop in every street and become permanent spots for people to throw their waste becoming an eyesore and impacting the health of people staying near them. While public bins are the traditional solution to prevent open dumping, they end up receiving mixed waste as there is no deterrence mechanism.

The Wind Tunnel road had a transfer station where waste from the primary collection would be transferred to a compactor for taking to the landfill site by BBMP. As is a common sight in Bengaluru, the spot where the transfer station exists eventually becomes a dump site and the same happened on Wind Tunnel Road. Saahas came up with an idea to set up a manned waste collection kiosk at the site to encourage people to drop their segregated waste, instead of throwing the mixed waste at the dumpsite. The kiosk has the capacity to collect 200 kg of waste per day. The kiosk works in 2 shifts, 5:30-10:30 am in the morning and 7-12 pm in the night, and has been open in all ways without downtime from the day of inauguration, 18th Dec 2018.

Key interventions under the project were:

  • An existing black spot was cleaned up and the wall behind it was painted.
  • A manned kiosk for segregated waste collection was set up.
  • Awareness events were conducted around the Kiosk area to sensitize people
  • The pick up of the collected waste by the authorized contractor of BBMP was ensured through coordination with the ward officials and the waste was sent to the appropriate destinations for processing.

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