Surat will soon join the list of cities generating electricity from waste. The corporation has given a nod for the project which will be undertaken by Pune-based company Rochem Separation System for generating electricity from waste. Rochem will pay a royalty for 600mt waste to SMC. The project will help the civic body dispose off waste which is non-degradable. SMC collects 1,150mt of waste from the city daily. Around 400mt waste is used to make vermi-compost fertiliser.