The Municipal Solid Waste Rules, 2000
Solid Waste Management
The rules consist of nine rules and four schedules. Section 2 defines 'Municipal solid waste' (MSW) as to 'include residential and commercial wastes generated in a municipal or notified areas in either solid or semi solid waste from excluding industrial hazardous solid waste but includes treated bio-medical waste."
Rules of Solid Waste Diposal
Rule 4 makes every 'municipal authority' responsible to implement those rules and for any infrastructure development for waste collection, storage, segregation, transportation, processing and municipal waste disposal of solid waste."
It also requires that the municipal authority or an operator will have to seek permission for setting up waste processing and disposal facilities including landfills from the State Pollution Board, or the committee constituted for the purpose.
The overall responsibility for the enforcement of the provisions of these rules in metropolitan cities have been given to the Secretary in charge of the Department of Urban Development of the State and Union Territory. Further, the District Magistrate and Deputy Commissioner of the concerned district shall have the overall responsibility for the enforcement of these rules within their area of jurisdiction. (Rule 5)
Monitoring of the compliance of the standards regarding ambient air quality, ground water and composting the rules by above mentioned authorities' quality including incineration standards as per Schedule II, III and IV shall be done by the State Pollution Boards/Committee.
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The State Boards, before granting permission for setting up solid waste processing and disposal facilities, must also consider the view of other agencies like the State Urban Development Board, Town and Airport, Council Planning Department or Airbase Authority and Ground Water Board, etc.
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