The financial and commercial capital of the Country, accommodating more than 12 million people presently, Mumbai has garbage (MSW) production to the tune of 6500 Tons per day. It also produces nearly 2500 Tons of construction and demolition (C&D) waste per day.
Functional Elements of SWM System in Mumbai
The collection and transportation of the huge amount of waste is a matter of concern for any Corporation. MCGM operates a huge fleet of 983 Municipal and Private vehicles for collection of waste making 1396 number of trips each day.
Transportation Vehicles Deployed:
Small Tipper (1 Tonner)
Dumper Placers (Skip Vehicles)
Tippers (8 Tons)
Big Compactor Vehicle
Shed to cover wheeled bins
The three transfer stations at Mahalaxmi, Kurla and Versova support intermediate transfer of waste from the surrounding areas upto the dumping grounds.
Total Manpower Employed
Sweepers and Motor Loaders
Supervisory and Admin Staff
SWM Expenditure Outlay (Millions Rs)
2007-08 Budget Estimate
Initiatives taken by MCGM in sectors of Collection and Transportation in 2007
Purchase of standardized community bins
6000 Wheeled bins with lid of 1.1 m3 capacity
Bins of uniform design amenable to mechanical loading and unloading
20000 nos. of Dual Litter-bins of 50 Its. Capacity (Pole mounted)