Municipal Solid Waste Management is collection, segregation, storage, transportation, processing and disposal of solid wastes generated mainly from residential and commercial areas.
Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti with an area of approximately 13 acres and housing 1800 families on an average generates 10 tons of municipal waste per day - nearly 0.4kgs from each household. Apart from this substantial amount of waste is generated from commercial units such as hotels, restaurants; shops, street vendors etc.
When the project commenced, the streets of Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti were found to be littered with waste. In community discussions the large accumulation of waste is seen as the most serious problem in the Basti.