Solid Waste Management

  • Implementation of Municipal Solid Waste Management is the responsibility of every Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in accordance with the “Municipal Solid Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000” to keep the Cities/Towns Clean.
  • ​Tamil Nadu is one among the most urbanized States in India with 48.45% of state population living in urban areas. Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) are responsible for solid waste management in their cities. Rapid urbanization has led to over-stressing urban infrastructure services including Municipal Solid Waste Management.


Municipal Solid Waste generated by the Corporations and Municipalities in Tamil Nadu is about 13400 MT per day. Through random sampling survey undertaken in selected municipalities and corporations it is estimated that the per capita generation of MSW ranges between 0.30kg to 0.70 kg per day.

Per Capita Generation and total quantity collected

Total Garbage Generated                                                         : 8.87  MT

Garbage Disposal                                                                         : 8.87  MT

Primary Collection                                                                     :  Push Cart – 15 Nos

Secondary Collection                                                                :  Dumper Placer Lorry – 1 No

:  Tipper Lorry – 1 No

:  JCB – 1 No

:  Battery Operated Vehicle – 14 Nos

:  Light Commercial Vehicle – 2 Nos

Compost Yard                                                                               :  Nil

Physical Features – Method of Collection                          :  DOOR TO DOOR COLLECTION

VII. Solid Waste Management – Collection of Service Tax:

As decided by the Municipal Council, service taxes are collected once in 6 months from the select establishments for Solid Waste Management. For marriage halls also service tax is collected towards Solid Waste Management.

VIII. Compost Yard – Details of Land availability

Vehicle available for Primary collection                       :    20 Push cars

Secondary Collection                                                             :    1. Tipper, 2.Dumper Placer

Slaughter House Details, Bio-Methonaisation plant:     NIL

Crematorium details                                                              :      NIL