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Assam's first ‘Zero Waste’ town

Assam's first ‘Zero Waste’ town

Titabor, a town in Assam, has become Assam's first "zero waste town".

Key Points:

  • It sets high standards in effective integrated waste management.
  • Titabor has revolutionized municipal solid waste management than any other town in the state.
  • Any town which has processed up to 80% of waste can be claimed to be a zero-waste town.
  • It has set up a material recovery facility where all organic waste is managed through aerobic composting.
  • It also had door-to-door collection which included some primary and tertiary segregation, which has resulted in a reduction in the foul odour and greenhouse gas emission from the dumpsite.
  • Titabor has also started Assam's first bio-mining project to completely recover the dumpsite and move toward 100% processing of waste.

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