How to deal with DryWaste Welcome to the world of Recycling, Upcycling, and Reuse
What do you change?From this… …to This recycling plastics asphalting (plastic roads) paper recycling dry wasterecyclables secondary sorting glass recycling Photo: Karan Ananth, article on Kasa Rasa, Bangalore, The Hindu (online ed.) 2
What is Dry Waste? Plastics Paper Metal, Glass & Others Plastic bags Tickets Aerosol cans Plastic bottles Bills & statements* Aluminum cans/foil Plastic packaging Envelopes & Covers Metal bottle caps Broken toys Notices Glass bottles & Jars Bubble wrap Pamphlets Incandescent Bulbs, Take-away containers* Paper wrappers Tetrapack Food packets* Computer Printouts Thermocole/Styrofoam Pickle packs* Paper plates Milk Sachets* Papers that are oily and soiled tissue WARNING: Do not crush aerosol cans papers should be discarded with debris Rinse and dry glass bottles before disposal* Food packets, pickle packs and take-away wastefood containers have to be thoroughly Dispose broken glass/ceramic with debris wasterinsed and dried before disposal * Tear any confidential papers such as bank after placing in a thick plastic/paper bag statements/notices before disposal.* Food covers that are too oily should bediscarded with debris waste Newspapers can be collected on a monthly basis and donated to NGOs who make bags for sanitary waste. 3
What is NOT Dry Wastex Wet waste (yuck! ruins the waste carefully segregated by others)x Sweeping dust, wood waste etc. (dispose with debris waste or with wet waste)x Human/Animal hair (it’s of course dry but sadly not recyclable, dispose with sanitary waste)x Soiled food covers/containers (rinse and dry them before disposing with dry waste)x Sanitary Waste such as napkins and diapers (dispose used/unused diapers etc. with sanitary waste)x Cigarette butts Do not dispose take away containers with food. Do not dispose Human or pet- Do not dispose ear Dispose food in Wet Waste bin, rinse and hair with dry waste. Dispose buds, waxing strips etc with dry the container/cover and before disposing with dry waste these in Sanitary Waste Dry Waste. These should go with Sanitary Waste. 4
Dry Waste Do’s 1 Food in a cover? Dispose food contents Rinse cover if food contents were wet. Dry at into Wet Waste bin kitchen sink before disposing in your Dry2 Waste bag 3 4 Squeeze your toothpaste facewash etc to the last before Open up and disposal. Use an old crush/fold paper toothbrush for this …saves at cartons before least a week’s worth of stuff disposal. Saves a Empty and rinse out load of space remnants in shampoo or moisturizer bottles. 5
Dry Waste CollectionCollection: Collect Dry Waste Collection: Fix a bin on the Collection: Rinse and dry milkin bag* hung in your kitchen or cupboard door of your sink. Use covers. Collect in a box toutility area. this to collect your Dry Waste dispose monthly to your local scrap dealer* Do not use thin polythene bags to store Dry Waste at your home Plastic woven bags or cloth bags are sturdy and reusable 6
Dry Waste Sorting@ HomeOnce a week sort dry waste collected in your bag intoPlastic, Paper, Metal & Others. Dispose to common drywaste collection (see next slide) Best Practice: RWA to provide residents with woven plastic bags labeled with house no and sorting categories as per requirement . Please check with your Dry Waste collector on categories of sorting required. Apartments having adequate space and labor can have a post collection sorting established. 7
Dry Waste DisposalDry Waste Sorted into Plastic and Paper Bins at Common Collection LocationMetal and glass are small amounts can be carriedtogether in the “Paper” bag and disposed into the Glass“Metal, Glass & Others” bin 3% Others Metal 2% 5%In apartments weekly/fortnightly door-to-door collection of sorted Dry Waste Paperby housekeeping is a best practice 40%NOTE: Your Dry waste contains around 15 types of Plasticplastic, paper, metal and glass. Sorting at home will be really 50%helpful to make the post-collection sorting that much easier Dry Waste Composition (note: %ages are approx) 8
Dry Waste RecyclingWeekly collection by nearestDry Waste Collection Center (DWCC) Kartavya, Dry Waste Collection Center, Domlur Call BBMP Control Room to locate your nearest DWCC 080-2266-0000 Bangalore DryRefer attached Waste Collection Centerslist of DWCC 9
Reduce your Dry WasteYour resource directory for ways to reduce/upcycle/recycle your wasteThunk India: Buy upcycled items made from hard to recycle Dry Wastehttp://www.thunkinindia.com/Reduce – Practical Guidehttp://www.recycling-guide.org.uk/reduce.htmlRecycle, eh! : Practical tips to reduce, reuse and repurpose …http://www.recycle-eh.com/tips.htmDonate old clothes, blankets, bedsheets, books , stationery, and other useful itemsIn BangaloreRK Foundation: 080-6559 4809; email@example.com; www.rkfoundation.orgSri Rakum School: 080-25215253; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.rakum.orgGoonj: Mr. Chandan ; 9663798026 ; email@example.com;Sell Old Furniture and other stuffQuikr: http://www.quikr.comEbay: http://www.ebay.in/ 10
Happy Segregation, and Recycling! more solutions and ideas http://www.slideshare.net/ragpickerify/ http://www.youtube.com/user/ragpickerify mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 11
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