For the past few years, there have been efforts to move towards a decentralised waste management strategy in Bengaluru, with residents segregating at source. However, the city administration is slowly moving away from this and towards a centralised garbage system even though this has been deemed ineffective. The setting up of massive 1,000-acre “waste parks” in Madhugiri and KGF is an example of a centralised system being put in place. In violation of the December 2015 High Court order that mandated segregation at source, the civic body is already operating four landfills.
Meanwhile, segregation at source in the city is less than 40%. Muniratna, MLA for RR Nagar, had recently announced a 10 TPD capacity dedicated segregation unit at Mathikere.