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The new and modern approach to the Solid Waste Management is as stated below:

  • Integration of SWM with other activities viz. sewerage, water supply, health care, engineering departments, etc.
  • Emphasis was laid on Complaint redressal system, Grievance redressal system, Litter prevention system,
    Slum Upgradation & Rehabilitation, Field work, Daily meeting in this regard, etc.
  • Financial commitment : Equipment, Vehicles, communication.
  • Involving citizens : Positive involvement, penalizing truants, creating public awareness.

Present Status

  • Quantity of M.S.W. generation : 1575.000 M.T. (350 gpcd)
  • Collection and transportation : 1499.440 M.T. per day (Average of 01/04/13 to 31/03/14)
  • System of collection and transportation:
A Primary collection & its transportation
  • Sweeping during day time.
  • Container lifting.
  • Door to Door collection system.
  • Night scraping & brushing activity.
  • Hotel-Kitchen waste management
  • Society ANUDAN
B Secondary transportation

Municipal Solid Waste collected through primary collection system reaches to the Semi closed body transfer station of the respective zone from where it is being sent to the Khajod Disposal transported through close body container in a mechanically compacted way.

Name of Transfer station Zone
Bhatar South west
Katargam North & Central (Part)
Varachha East
Anjana South-East
Pal West
Bhestan South
C Disposal of M.S.W.

Municipal Solid Waste collected through primary collection system reaches to the Semi closed body transfer station of the respective zone from where it is being sent to the Khajod Disposal transported through close body container in a mechanically compacted way.

Coming up

  1. To strengthen the primary collection, transportation and secondary transportation system, four more new modern transfer station to be constructed within two years. At present civil work are under progress for two "Semi close body" transfer stations namely Dindoli and Kosad, where as other two Simada and Gaviyer transfer stations construction activities to be started very soon.
  2. Municipal Solid Waste treatment facility:
    1. Phase-II – In second phase to provide treatment of 600 TPD + 400 TPD = 1000 TPD of MSW, the agency with waste to energy work selected on BOOT base on PPP models for concession period of 25 years. The civil work is under progress and first phase of plant to be started up to December-2014. Eight (08) hector of land is allocated on token rent of Rs.01 (One) / SM / year at Khajod Waste Disposal site.
    2. Plastic waste collection and treatment facility (PPP mode) to come up.
    3. Organic waste collection and treatment facility (PPP mode) to come up.
    4. Phase III 500 TPD MSW treatment facility (PPP mode) to come up.
  3. Sanitary land fill cell:

    The Sanitary Land Fill cell (SLF) of capacity 1,25,000 and second SLF cell capacity of 6,25,000 both are in utilization.

  4. Segregation at source:

    One ward in each zone selected for segregated collection of M.S.W. as Dry waste and wet waste.

Door to Door collection of garbage

  • To comply the MSW Rule 2000. Door to Door garbage collection system is made operative from 2004 in seven zones covering almost whole area of the city. There are seven different agencies working in seven zones. The tenure of contract is up to September 2016.

Management of Hotel-Kitchen waste

  • Introduced in 2000
  • Hotel kitchen waste is collected and transported by the hotel association
  • Total no. of hotels & restaurants – around 300
  • Vehicles deployed by the hotel association -18

Anudan Scheme” For Urban Dweller Units

  • Area covered – More than 5 Lac Sq. Mt.
  • Minimum Rs. 1200/- per society.
  • Total activity organized by president of housing colonies.
  • Rate for residential area 60 ps. per Sq. Mt.per month
  • Area considered for Grant in Aid : 25% of lay out area.
  • More than 600 societies
  • Manpower engaged – 500

Modernisation of Refuse Transfer Station

No. of Transfer Station All six Transfer stations are operational. It is planned to construct of modern transfer station at four places (namely Dindoli; Kosad; Gaviyar and Simada) newly merge of Surat Municipal Corporation by the end of March:2015 to cater the day o day need.
Facility at Transfer Station All the primary collecting vehicles from Door to Door Garbage collection and sweeping activity reaches to transfer station from where secondary transportation vehicles are loaded for the purpose of transferring it to disposal site.
Concept of Modern transfer station
  • Primary collecting vehicles sent to the Elevated Platform through Ramp.
  • Chutes are provided at Elevated Platform to receive the MSW from where it will be unloaded by primary collection vehicles.
  • Secondary transport vehicle is kept underneath the chutes.
  • MSW unloaded from primary collection vehicles will be transferred into the closed container provided with compactor system.
  • The chute portion of transfer station is covered on the top with FRP sheet and whole structure is kept closed with concrete louvered blocks.
  • Transportation of container will be carried out on Hook lifting vehicles.
  • Containers are fully closed with leak proof door opening system
Results Achieved
  • MSW received through closed vehicles will be dropped to closed containers without secondary handling.
  • Covered leak proof container prevents spillage of garbage on the road.
  • No foul odour, as transfer station is semi-closed and transport containers are fully closed.
  • No MSW storage, permanently or temporary, at transfer station as it will be directly transferred to containers without secondary handling, therefore no flies nuisance & animals entry is restricted.
  • Separate leachate collecting system is provided.

Treatment and final disposal of Bio Medical Waste

  • The centralized Bio Medical Waste treatment facility with required capacity of Incinerator. Autoclave and Shredder established in line with norms prescribed by B.M.W.(M. & H) Rules-1998 is in operation at Bhatar from 01/01/2003 and on its expiry in the year 2010 it is extended further for period of 14 years.