Book Release and Meeting ‘Not in My Backyard: Solid Waste Management in Indian Cities’ in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, March 16, 2017 | Centre for Science and Environment

Book Release and Meeting ‘Not in My Backyard: Solid Waste Management in Indian Cities’ in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, March 16, 2017

What direction should waste management take in cities? What does the future hold in store? Are landfills the answer? Is Waste-to-energy technology still a good bet? Why segregation is the key? What is the best model to adopt? These are some of the questions that come to our minds when we discuss waste management in India. 

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi is conducting a half day programme in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on Solid Waste Management to discuss the scenario of waste management in the country and what should be the agenda for a clean India.

We have been to some of the cleanest cities across the country and have rated them. The system for rating cities was to determine who is the cleanest of them all in terms of solid waste management. It is clear that cities that are segregating their waste have been able to effectively process and treat it and have achieved the status of zero landfill cities. While, some cities are doing - part segregation and part treatment. And then, there are a few cities, that are visibly clean but dumping their waste. We have incorporated all our findings in our book: ‘Not in My Backyard’.

The programme shall discuss the major finding of our book, current status of waste management in India, the new rules, available technologies, municipal finances and expenditure, role of informal sector, CSE’s city survey and the best cities along with agenda for the future. 

The programme is ideal for regulators, practitioners, consultants, academicians and NGOs working in solid waste management.

Meeting Timing: 9:30 AM - 4:00PM

Book Release Timing: 4:30 PM- 6:00PM

VENUE: Auditorium, Institute of Management in Government (IMG), Thiruvananthapuram

Limited seats, for registration kindly write to

Sonia Henam
Mobile No. 91-9871960493





  • Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is conducting a three-days training programme on ‘Self Regulation and Environmental Auditing’ to be held from November 22-24, 2017 at New Delhi.

  • With rapid urbanisation and rising consumption of goods and services, India is facing a massive waste management challenge. Every year, urban India produces 62 million tonne (MT) of municipal solid waste, 31 MT of which is dumped onto landfill sites. Figures for recycling are abysmal; for instance, only 1.5 per cent of e-waste is recycled. The need of the hour is to shift the focus of waste management towards processing and resource recovery.

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