Kunnamkulam Municipal Corporation Wet Waste Management

The Kerala state decided to ban all landfill because of the frequent protests by the people living near the landfills. Based on State Government policy, the Kunnamkulam Municipality decided to compost the wet waste generated in the commercial space in the municipal area. The municipality strictly enforced segregation of waste and they constructed a building of 5000 sq.ft and installed a shredding machine. A ladies self help group was formed to compost the waste procured and delivered by the municipality. There is no landfill in Kunnamkulam municipality today. All the wet waste generated in the commercial space is fully composted into good quality compost. The local farming community is using the compost for more sustainable farming. This has become a show case model for various municipalities and private enterprise. The municipality has also taken steps to compost the domestic waste in individual houses.