This is a self sustained program launched in 2003 in which IPCA provides door- to- door Municipal Solid waste collection services. The waste collected is segregated and channelled to respective recycling industries.
IPCA conducts training sessions for waste collectors in order to brief them about source segregation, process of waste management and its benefits. These trainings are repeated every year for new entrants. During these trainings, uniforms, badges, identity cards and safety kits are provided to the team. Waste Collection and transportation IPCA has deputed a team of trained waste collectors to collect the garbage from household, corporate, educational institutes, malls, markets, hotels, etc.. The waste collectors wear uniform and identity card issued by IPCA. Waste is transported to a designated site for further segregation through tricycle. Waste Segregation The most important task in the whole system is to get waste segregated. The site receives two kinds of waste viz. bio-degradable and non-biodegradable. The non-biodegradable material such as plastic, papers, metal, cardboard, etc., are then separated and sent for recycling. Similarly, the biodegradable waste is sent to the vermicomposting site for further action.
IPCA has tied up with a number of recycling industries for recycling of segregated recyclable components of the garbage.
The program provides end of pipeline solution to the solid waste generated in various residential colonies, corporate, educational institutes, malls and hotels. Every year, appx. 1500 MT of waste is collected and sent for recycling.
Garbage Recycling Program
In 2003, IPCA started its journey in solid waste management with Garbage Recycling Program and this is oldest and very first project of IPCA and still operational. This project is indeed actual representation of IPCA's approach of sustainability. The project is about providing door-to-door waste collection service to residential societies, corporate office, educational institutes, hotels and industries with the objective of maximum recovery of waste resources and upliftment of waste workers. The Garbage Recycling Program is a community-centric program that aims to bring about social transformation.
Key Components of Garbage Recycling Program
Through this project, IPCA is attempting to provide 100% collection of waste from the door steps of its project sites and bring certainty to waste workers life by providing them job security. IPCA depute waste workers at project site for the collection of waste and provide training to these workers on collection and segregation of waste. IPCA also educate them on different grade of recyclable waste and linked them to the buyers or aggregators so that they can earn more and improve their lifestyle.
Action Domains of Garbage Recycling Program
During FY 2021-22, IPCA provided its garbage recycling services to 50+ residential colonies, corporates, educational institutes, hotels & industries (for e.g. Advant IT Park, NASSCOM, Golden Tower, BReal State, Haldirams Ethnic Food Private Ltd. etc) and collected more than 500MT of garbage for recycling.
Impacts of Garbage Recycling Program