569 families in Mumbai compost 800kg of waste per day

Around 569 families of Mahindra Nagar Colony in Malad (East) came together in 2016 to manage waste generated from the area and today, they segregate and compost 800kg of waste daily.

After getting notices from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in 2016 to manage their waste, residents of Mahindra Nagar Colony started consulting civic officials to help with their waste management project. Once the waste management pits, which were designed by BMC officials, were ready in April 2018, the residents started composting trials. The residents installed a shredding machine in June 2018, after which they started composting the waste regularly.