How to deal with Wet Waste


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A quick look at what constitutes wet waste from a home and discuss home and community options for treating and managing this waste. This presentation has been made specific to India but same principle applies to any urban/semi-urban set-up.

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How to deal with Wet Waste

  1. 1. How to deal with Wet Waste Welcome to the world of Composting and Waste-to-Energy Updated : -07-Jun-2015
  2. 2. What do you change? From this… …to This wet waste organics kitchen waste compost compositing biogas plant cooking gas 2
  3. 3.  Vegetable/Fruit waste  Food waste except non-vegetarian /oily waste  Tea leaves/Coffee powder  Garden trimmings/leaves  Flowers  Pencil shavings  Match Sticks  Shredded Newspaper 3 What is Wet Waste?
  4. 4. x Soiled food covers x Sanitary Waste such as napkins and diapers x Cigarette butts x Oily food (harms the composting process) x Watery stuff (drain away the liquid from sambhar/curry before disposing it for composting) x Bits of plastic (cut pieces from your milk covers can harm biogas/composting process) x Dead animals (rats, cockroaches etc.) x Weeds and diseased plants from the garden 4 What is NOT Wet Waste Oily food in a take away container Empty Take-way container Often we find non- compostable items are assumed to be wet waste. Drain the Sambhar/Rasam/curries before disposing them for composting Coconut Shells (collect separately . Can be used as fuel)
  5. 5. Wet Waste Collection Final Disposition: Composted at home or Community Composting or use for biogas generation. For independent houses your municipal corporation will provide a separate wet waste collection Collection: Covered bin in Kitchen lined with newspaper. Tear newspaper lengthwise to get 2 long pieces. Place them into the bin to cover the bin inner surface. NO PLASTIC BAGS! 5 Disposal : Transfer daily to home/community composter or bio-gas plant. In apartments daily door-to-door collection of wet waste by housekeeping is a best practice * Collect Wet Waste in Green Bin in the 2 Bins 1Bag method
  6. 6. Home Composting Options Use Compost … - As a Fertilizer - As a Soil Conditioner - For Soil erosion control More : _compost Daily Dump: Leave-it-Pot or Khamba Did you know: A firm in Bangalore has an order from Japan to export 2500 tonnes of compost to enrich the coastal areas devastated by 2011 tsunami. Use Compost …Smart Bin: Home Composting
  7. 7. Community Composting Options 10 to 170 Kgs 2.5 to 16HP Purchase Cost (4 lacs upwards) , Space and Maintenance needs to be considered Vennar - OWC 7 Daily Dump - Aaga 15 Kgs per day 0 HP low cost and low maintenance For more such products & solutions visit
  8. 8. Biogas from Wet Waste 8 Biogas plants from 1-150 kgs. per day for homes, communities and institutions NIE-CREST GPS –BioUrja Biogas plants from 100 kgs – 3 Tons. per day for communities and institutions!the-biourja1 For more such products & solutions visit
  9. 9. Electricity from Biogas 9 TERI - Electricity from Biogas
  10. 10. Happy Segregation, Composting, Energy Generation and Recycling! 10 Other Resources For Waste Management Products & Solutions visit