Streamlining Bengaluru's Dry Waste Management System

Updated: Jan 14

Re-visioning Bengaluru’s dry waste management system through auditing its 167 Dry Waste Collection Centers


Client: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)

Location: Bengaluru

Partner/Collaborators: BBMP’s SWM Cell, Indian Institute of Architects (Karnataka), 27 interdisciplinary professionals

Project duration: May 2019 -

Project status: On-going



As a part of the project, an Integrated Audit of the city’s 167 Dry Waste Collection Centers (DWCCs), built by BBMP in 2012, was conducted with a selected team of 27 interdisciplinary professionals. The first of its kind approach, this collaborative team, anchored and curated by Sensing Local, went on to re-vision the dry waste management system of the city and put together strategies and solutions for -

  • Maximising the efficiencies of DWCCs

  • Streamlining the management of DWCCs, and

  • Sustainable inclusion of marginalised workers

A report titled ‘Re-visioning Bengaluru’s DWCCs: Integrated Audit and strategies for streamlining the system’ was submitted to BBMP, which directly informed the creation of a detailed action plan for Bengaluru’s Dry Waste Management.


Photos of the process undertaken and the team involved

View of DWCCs in Bengaluru


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