SWaCH (Solid Waste Collection and Handling or, officially, the SWaCH Seva Sahakari Sanstha Maryadit, Pune) was registered as India’s first wholly-owned cooperative of self-employed waste pickers / waste collectors. It is authorised by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to provide door-to-door waste collection (DTDC) and other allied waste management services in the city of Pune.
members of SWaCH provide the collection services throughout the city.
of garbage collected each day, 140,000 kgs of which is dry.
electoral wards spanning 15 municipal administrative wards are covered.
households serviced in all each day. This is nearly 50% of the estimated 800,000 households in the city.