Decentralised > Centralised
Keeping over 62,000 kgs of organic waste out of landfill daily
Cities in India are exploding and so is the waste in them. India’s approach for a long time has been to send waste out of the city because nobody wants waste to be managed in their backyard. We believed that centralised landfills in different corners of a city was the most effective way to clean up cities. Also, technologies that promised mixed waste conversion to energy only cemented this centralised mindset. So our urban planners did not allot land, storage and processing spaces for waste in their vision of the city. The subset of this is that we did not promote "management" at the core, but "mixing" waste.
Mixed waste is poison and impossible to recycle and cities spend a lot of money to collect, haul and dump poison. This myopic strategy is the reason for dirty streets, poisoned land, water and air pollution. This approach is no longer sustainable or financially viable.
Daily Dump in 2006 was clear that decentralised waste management was the only way of the future. Born out of a rigorous understanding of the Indian context, the socio-political-economic factors that create the issue of urban waste, our solutions are designed to solve the problem at its origin – in the hands of the individual or communities generating the waste.
Enabling decentralised waste management
Cities are becoming too large and dense for centralised resource recovery systems
Our individual actions at home matter
When many homes adopt sustainable practices, then the overall impact saves on costs, pollution and increases planet health.
Communication material of the MoHUA, Government of India
The Khamba is used as a symbol for home composting and a clean city
The city of Indore goes door to door with the message of decentralised waste management
A van which has the instructions of how to use the Daily Dump Khamba is part of this program!
50,000 homes targeted to begin home composting in Indore
The Khamba is one of the options promoted by Indore municipality to get citizens to begin composting at home
Khamba becomes synonymous with managing wet waste at source
The Khamba appears in different communication messages
Swachh Bharat campaign
Khamba becomes a symbol for best practice, also promoted by private companies
Khamba spreads the message
Indore city uses the Khamba to talk about decentralised waste management
I started recycling the wet waste from April 14th after buying the pots from daily dump. I successfully was able to get the compost and used it in my garden. The recycling continues very well.
I showed the compost to my neighbours who were amazed that the wet waste had totally dried and become dry compost. I am trying to make more efforts, by downloading some important material from your website and go around all the apartments in my area and try to convince them to start composting at home. Hope I am able to do something at least in my area.
Thank you so much for daily dump because of which the amount of things that i throw out has come down drastically.
Will be in touch.
Aug 04, 2013
Thanks for the wonderful email. We have been using the leaf composter regularly. In fact thanks to the concept of bin composting, we have also started pit composting within the campus as there was a surge of leaves for a few months! The gardener reuses the compost to nourish the soil and the plants are very healthy indeed.
Me and my khamba are at our “first anniversary”. It's been a great relationship. I give attention and get back the black gold.
I tried unsuccessfully to make compost in flower pots and failed. Then during a visit to The Ants store I discovered Daily Dump but thought spending another 800 bucks was silly. So I tried again with flower pots and got a messy ugly balcony as a reward and gave up yet again.
Then one fine day when I was in Indiranangar I just went to Daily Dump and got myself a chota khamba (with accelerator, neem powder and free dry leaves). Then started a series of mistakes:
But, now an year and 8 kgs of compost later I would love to share my learning with other enthusiasts and newbies
Thank you Daily Dump for giving us the khamba. Its a best thing which has happened to our home.