Parivartana Hejje : Steps of Change 

Location : Hubballi

Supported By : Deshpande Foundation

Saahas has always believed in the decentralized waste management model and our program in Hubballi successfully showcase this. Under this program, a Dry Waste Collection Center has been setup in Hubballi where the dry waste collected from the local community is sorted. The center is run by an entrepreneur who sells the high value dry waste and sends the low-grade non-recyclable waste to the nearest cement factory.

While high value dry waste like paper, cardboard, PET bottles, metal cans are sold to scrap dealers for good rates, the low-grade waste like multi-layer food packaging (covers of chips, chocolates etc), shoes, textiles etc end up in landfills. This kind of waste, however, has a very high calorific value and can be used to generate energy through a process called coprocessing.

The collection staff is incentivized to bring the non-recyclable low-grade dry waste to the center and entrepreneur is incentivized to send it to the cement factories. This prevents 100% of the dry waste from being sent to the dumping grounds in and around the town.

Parivartana Hejje : Steps of Change

Location : Hubballi 

Supported By : Deshpande Foundation

Saahas has always believed in the decentralized waste management model and our program in Hubballi successfully showcase this. Under this program, a Dry Waste Collection Center has been setup in Hubballi where the dry waste collected from the local community is sorted. The center is run by an entrepreneur who sells the high value dry waste and sends the low-grade non-recyclable waste to the nearest cement factory.

While high value dry waste like paper, cardboard, PET bottles, metal cans are sold to scrap dealers for good rates, the low-grade waste like multi-layer food packaging (covers of chips, chocolates etc), shoes, textiles etc end up in landfills. This kind of waste, however, has a very high calorific value and can be used to generate energy through a process called coprocessing.

The collection staff is incentivized to bring the non-recyclable low-grade dry waste to the center and entrepreneur is incentivized to send it to the cement factories. This prevents 100% of the dry waste from being sent to the dumping grounds in and around the town.