East Delhi, India waste activities

The Coalition's Municipal Solid Waste Initiative and partners are providing support to the East Delhi Municipal Corporation to formulate a workplan for improving municipal waste management, while reducing short-lived climate emissions from the city's waste.

Progress & impacts

City exchange visit to Delhi, India

As a lead partner of the CCAC Waste Initiative, the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) together with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and in partnership with the City of Delhi conducted a four day capacity building mission inviting city officials from Johannesburg, South Africa, Quezon City, Philippines, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to visit New Delhi, India, and learn from the waste management practices there. The mission was conducted on May 1-4, 2017.

SLCP baseline establishment of the current waste management and scenarios comparison

As a part of the approach for supporting the city in formulating a workplan, the baseline emissions needs to be established from various waste management activities like waste collection and transportation, waste burning, waste handling equipment, landfills and dumpsites, organic waste management facilities and waste combustion and recycling. Targeted pollutants are black carbon, methane, oxides of sulfur, oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter, organic carbon and carbon dioxide. 

Development of the work plan to mitigate SLCPs from the MSW sector in East Delhi

This workplan for East Delhi is developed in coordination with the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) with the objective of improving waste management practices in ways that address development priorities and reduce SLCP emissions. This document identifies some of EDMC’s current priorities for improving municipal waste management which also help combat climate change.

Slope Stability and Landfill Fire Management (Ghazipur Landfill) Workshop

The workshop was conducted in the East Delhi Municipal corporation (EDMC) headquarters, New Delhi on the 23rd of March 2018, focusing on slope stability and landfill fire management. The discussion started with existing situation of Ghazipur disposal site, reasons for slope failure and various post failure measures already undertaken by EDMC. Mr. James Law, SCS Engineers, shared that Ghazipur disposal site is listed amongst the International Solid Waste Association( ISWA’s) 50 largest landfill sites in the world that need closure, and ISWA is interested in assisting closure for these sites.

During the workshop, possible solutions for the Ghazipur disposal site were discussed.