Sobha Aster      • Vijaya Bank Colony,        Bilekahalli      • Off Bannerghatta Road      • 49 apartments      • 2008   ...
Our journey•   Processed about 1000 kg of waste in 4 months (pilot)•   100 kg of compost obtained, 100 kg in process•   50...
Charity begins at homeBins for sanitary and wet waste                                  Dry waste stored at home
The daily process                           Wet                           waste                           Dry             ...
From 13 bags to about 2 buckets   1 bucket             2 buckets of sanitarycomposted daily         waste sent to landfill
Wet waste to compost in 10 weeks                                                   Compost being                          ...
Save your leavesLeaf mulch in about 6 weeks
Our maids are excited about dry waste                              Revenue of                              2000 per       ...
How do we ensure the system works?• System, advisory and training from Daily Dump• Awareness campaign internally before la...
Our heroesAnasuya, Eshwaramma, Sakkamma
Our challenges and learning’s• Indifference during initial stages – but no active  resistance• Internal campaign and selli...
What’s next?• Full implementation of wet waste composting for all 49 apartments  (by end Oct)• Medical, hazardous and sani...
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  1. 1. Sobha Aster • Vijaya Bank Colony, Bilekahalli • Off Bannerghatta Road • 49 apartments • 2008 – Anoop Nambiar – Natarajan Kannan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
  2. 2. Our journey• Processed about 1000 kg of waste in 4 months (pilot)• 100 kg of compost obtained, 100 kg in process• 50% reduction in garbage volume after pilot• Full system in place – segregation, wet waste and leaf composters, dry waste management• Investment of 60 k for the pilot, 1 lakh for full capacity – 2 k per apartment• Monthly operational expenses of 2 k, about 2 k generated thru dry waste selling• A fully sustainable model
  3. 3. Charity begins at homeBins for sanitary and wet waste Dry waste stored at home
  4. 4. The daily process Wet waste Dry wasteLeaf composter
  5. 5. From 13 bags to about 2 buckets 1 bucket 2 buckets of sanitarycomposted daily waste sent to landfill
  6. 6. Wet waste to compost in 10 weeks Compost being sieved Fill it, mix it and leave it Final compost in 10 weeks Various stages
  7. 7. Save your leavesLeaf mulch in about 6 weeks
  8. 8. Our maids are excited about dry waste Revenue of 2000 per month – shared equally by the maids and gardener
  9. 9. How do we ensure the system works?• System, advisory and training from Daily Dump• Awareness campaign internally before launch of pilot• Started with pilot – but with all components• Maids fully trained and incentivized• Internal policy and guidelines discussed and circulated – stiff penalties for default• Personal supervision• Soft launch in Oct for segregation• Focus on waste segregation as a resident responsibility – resulted in proper implementation
  10. 10. Our heroesAnasuya, Eshwaramma, Sakkamma
  11. 11. Our challenges and learning’s• Indifference during initial stages – but no active resistance• Internal campaign and selling• Make the system simple to use• Tweaking the process – trial and error• Strong internal policy – multi-pronged approach, awareness, forgiveness, arm twisting• Ownership of the objectives and process – maids, residents• Revenue generation a pleasant surprise!
  12. 12. What’s next?• Full implementation of wet waste composting for all 49 apartments (by end Oct)• Medical, hazardous and sanitary waste management – explore options and vendors• E-waste management with Saahas – setup quarterly cycle• Engage with Goonj for used item donations – setup quarterly cycle• Setup a vegetable garden at Aster• Lower operational costs – have a surplus• Ensure 100% compliance from residents• Be self-sufficient in managing our waste and be independent THANK YOU

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