Feedback Foundation is providing technical support for developing a pilot Integrated Decentralized Solid Waste Management Model in Konark Notified Area Council (NAC), Puri District, Odisha. Towards this objective, one Micro Composting Centre [MCC] has been developed and two more Sanitation Parks are being developed in Konark NAC to meet the SWM requirement of the City. Door-to-door collection of segregated waste is done by collection boys which is then brought to the MCC. The segregated waste is categorised as wet waste or biodegradable, dry waste or recyclables (i.e. plastics, wood, metals, paper, paper board, glass, textiles etc.), domestic bio-medical and domestic hazardous waste. Secondary and tertiary segregation is done at MCC.
- The wet/biodegradable waste is converted into compost through the composting units built at the MCC. The MCC has 14 Composting pits.
- Dry waste/recyclables are segregated based on their economic value, washed and stored in classified sacks and each sack is tagged with a name plate on it, and sold to identified vendor.
- Domestic bio-medical and domestic-hazardous wastes are sent to treatment plant for safe disposal.