Simple Steps to Segregate Your Waste

Today, mankind has reached quite a predicament, as modern technology has not only made our lives easier, but it has created a significant problem that will define the fate of our cities. The pollution of air and water and the substantial increase of solid waste is a huge burden on earth, causing global warming and dramatic climate changes.

Simple steps can be taken to avoid the catastrophe that looms large in our future. One such simple step needs to begin at your home, from your kitchen, a step called segregation. Segregation of waste is the simple process of sorting out your waste and placing different items in different bins.

In all homes there are two kinds of waste, ‘Dry waste’ and ‘Wet waste’.  Dry waste comprises of items that are not biodegradable like plastic and glass bottles, plastic containers, steel and aluminium cans, Milk and juice cartons, newspapers, magazines etc.  Wet waste comprises of items that are biodegradable like food waste, fruit peels, fish and bones, coconut shells, wood shavings etc.


The following are simple steps to begin segregating waste at home:

1)      Place two dustbins in your kitchen, one for dry waste and the other for wet waste.

2)      Mark the bins accordingly.

3)      In the wet waste bin place a black plastic bag.

4)      In the dry waste bin place a white plastic bag.

5)      Throw your wet waste in the bin that is marked as the wet waste bin.

6)      Throw your dry waste in the bin that is marked as the dry waste bin.

7)      Both bins must be emptied on a daily basis.


Thus are the duties of every household, which helps your ALM and the MCGM keep your neighbourhood clean and safe. The change starts from you, the individual who will dare to be different, and achieve the goal that will not only benefit the individual’s family, but also the residents of his or her locality.