The Bhopal Municipal Corporation and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) have joined hands to set up the country’s first e-waste clinic in Bhopal, that would enable segregation, processing and disposal of e-waste from both household and commercial units. A three-month pilot project, if successful, will see the clinic be replicated elsewhere in the country as well.
Electronic waste will be collected door-to-door or will be deposited directly at the clinic in exchange for a fee. Door-to-door collection will happen in two ways: either separate carts for the collection of e-waste will be designed, or separate bins will be attached to existing ones meant for solid and wet waste. The CPCB will provide technical support at the unit. Hazardous waste will be sent to Bengaluru for recycling.