Salient Features

Rule 2


These rules shall apply to every urban local body, outgrowths in urban agglomerations, census towns as declared by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India, notified areas, notified industrial townships, areas under the control of Indian Railways, airports, airbases, Ports and harbours, defence establishments, special economic zones, State and Central government organisations, places of pilgrims, religious and historical importance as may be notified by respective State government from time to time and to every domestic, institutional, commercial and any other non residential solid waste generator situated in the areas except industrial waste, hazardous waste, hazardous chemicals, bio medical wastes, e-waste, lead acid batteries and radio-active waste, that are covered under separate rules framed under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986

Rule 3


(30) "local body” for the purpose of these rules means and includes the municipal corporation, nagar nigam, municipal council, nagarpalika, nagar Palikaparishad, municipal board, nagar panchayat and town panchayat, census towns, notified areas and notified industrial townships with whatever name they are called in different States and union territories in India (xvi) “operator of a facility” means  a person who owns or operates a facility for collection, segregation, storage, transportation, processing and disposal of municipal solid wastes and also includes any other agency appointed as such by the municipal authority for management and handling of municipal solid wastes in the respective areas;

(44) "segregation" means sorting and separate storage of various components of solid waste namely biodegradable wastes including agriculture and dairy waste, non biodegradable wastes including recyclable waste, non-recyclable combustible waste, sanitary waste and non recyclable inert waste, domestic hazardous wastes, and construction and demolition wastes

Rule 4

Duties of waste generators 

Rule 5

Duties of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Rule 6

Duties of Ministry of Urban Development

Rule 7

Duties of Department of Fertilisers, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers

Rule 8

Duties of Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India

Rule 9

Duties of the Ministry of Power

Rule 10

Duties of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Sources

Rule 11

Duties of the Secretary–in-charge, Urban Development in the States and Union territories

Rule 12

Duties of District Magistrate or District Collector or Deputy Commissioner.- The District Magistrate or District Collector or as the case may be , the Deputy Commissioner shall, -

facilitate identification and allocation of suitable land as per clause (f) of rules 11 for setting up solid waste processing and disposal facilities to local authorities in his district in close coordination with the Secretary-in-charge of State Urban Development Department within one year from the date of notification of these rules;

review the performance of local bodies, at least once in a quarter on waste segregation, processing, treatment and disposal and take corrective measures in consultation with the Commissioner or Director of Municipal Administration or Director of local bodies and secretary-in-charge of the State Urban Development

Rule 13

Duties of the Secretary–in-charge of Village Panchayats or Rural Development Department in the State and Union territory.- (1) The Secretary–in-charge of Village Panchayats or Rural Development Department in the State and Union territory shall have the same duties as the Secretary–in-charge, Urban Development in the States and Union territories, for the areas which are covered under these rules and are under their jurisdictions

Rule 14

Duties of Central Pollution Control Board

Rule 15

Duties and responsibilities of local authorities and village Panchayats of census towns and urban agglomerations

Rule 16

Duties of State Pollution Control Board or Pollution Control Committee

Rule 17

Duty of manufacturers or brand owners of disposable products and sanitary napkins and diapers

Rule 18

Duties of the industrial units located within one hundred km from the refused derived fuel and waste to energy plants based on solid waste 

Rule 19

Criteria for Duties regarding setting-up solid waste processing and treatment facility

Rule 20

Criteria and actions to be taken for solid waste management in hilly areas

Rule 21

Criteria for waste to energy process

Rule 22

Time frame for implementation

Rule 23

State  Level  Advisory  Body

Rule 24

Annual Reports

Rule 25

Accident Reporting

Schedule I

Specifications for Sanitary Landfills

Schedule II

Standards of processing and treatment of solid waste

Form I

Application for obtaining authorisation under solid waste management rules for processing/recycling/treatment and disposal of solid waste

Form II

Format for issue of authorisation

Form III

Format of annual report to be submitted by the operator of facility to the local body

Form IV

Format for annual report on solid waste management to be submitted by the local body

Form V

Format of annual report to be submitted by the state pollution control board or pollution control committee committees to the central pollution control board

Form VI

Accident Reporting

2016. TNPCB. all rights reserved