Waste Management in Chennai - an old and broken system

Last Modified: Fri Nov 13 2015 06:57:47 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 4500 tonnes
    of garbage is collected and removed from the city every day.
  • 700 gms
    per capita generation per day
  • 2
    disposal sites, Kodungaiyur (North chennai) and Perungudi (South chennai), serve the entire city. The waste disposal system is primitive - collect and dump in the two sites.
  • 200 acres
    approximate size of both the disposal sites.
  • 2300 tonnes
    estimated waste disposed at both the sites every day.
  • 25
    number of years that the Perungudi site has been operational. Kodungaiyur has been operational for 30 years.
  • 5 million tonnes
    of waste has been estimated to have been dumped in both the sites to date.
  • 11,184
    number of sanitary workers