Waste Manangement


In 2016, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India have notified Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 & Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016.

 

Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016


As per Rule 15 of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, collection, transportation, processing, recycling, treatment and disposal of the solid waste are the responsibilities of the local bodies. All the Urban Local Bodies have framed bye-laws incorporating user charges for handling the solid waste and spot fines.

For effective implementation of the rules the Tamil Nadu Government has constituted a State Level Advisory Body vide G.O (Ms) No. 5 Municipal Administration and Water Supply (MA.IV) Department dated 25.01.2017.

 

Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016


As per Rule 6 & 7 of Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, the local body shall be responsible for the development and setting up of infrastructure for segregation, collection, storage, transportation, processing and disposal of the plastic waste.

For the purpose of effective monitoring of implementation of these rules, the Government has constituted a State Level Advisory Committee vide G.O. (Ms). No. 148 Municipal Administration and Water Supply (MA.IV) Department, dated 25.10.2016