MMRDA is developing an integrated e-waste processing facility at Mankoli, Bhiwandi, on public-private partnership basis. The integrated e-waste processing facility will be developed on a four hectare plot along with a Level-3 facility to process and recover precious metals. The `86-crore project will also treat ‘white goods’ such as worn out refrigerators, washing machines, tube lights, bulbs etc.
Managing e-waste in itself presents a daunting task. The State of Maharashtra is the top contributor as far as the generation of e-waste is concerned (more than 20 tonnes annually). Out of which 11 tonnes are contributed by the city of Mumbai alone. Around 16 Indian and international companies had participated in the pre-bid meeting.