This is where it all starts. Creating Models and Tools is at the core of the interventions we do. The SWM problems are first identified , deconstructed and then reconstructed again , integrating the requirements of Waste Hierarchy, Economic and Business considerations, Livelihood and Occupational objectives. This is done on an ongoing iterative way , thus refining the Models as learnings improve and eco systems become more robust.

SWMRT facilitates pilots for adoption and implementation of its Models and Tools, either proprietary or collaborative, through community engagement, working with solution and service providers and with the local and official bodies.

Proprietary , refers to that which is curated, owned managed and promoted inhouse

Collaborative refers to that which is curated and / or owned by others, managed and/ or promoted by SWMRT

SWMRT Models

Waste Stream Management
It is about setting up a Waste Management Protocol at all levels - segregate at source, compost, recycle and managed disposal of each waste stream.
Segregation At Source
Is about an easy DIY (Do-It-Yourself) model which can be adapted whether it’s a single home, apartment or a community for achieving visible, colour-coded segregation of waste.
Is about dealing with organic material in an urban context, that is easy and convenient. By managing it locally it is win-win for all.
Decentralised Management
Its best to deal with waste at or closest to the point of generation … say YIMBY (Yes In My Back Yard), breaking the NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) syndrome surrounding waste.
Dry Waste Management
Setting up Dry Waste Collection Centres across the city/town is key to recovery and managing dry waste. It also integrates the traditional role of the informal sector.
Bulk Generator Management
Recognising a Bulk Generator whose waste needs to be dealt through in situ management or through an empanelled service provider.
Micro Plan
It is to assess the needs of the Door-to-door collection in the Ward , based on number of Households to be covered , matching the collection and transportation based on waste generation, planning for incremental processing capacities and setting milestones to achieve the same.
WM Contracts
It is to understand the Contract norms and standards (like the Time and Motion Study) which are the financial drivers for the efficient working of the SWM system, particularly for the services of door-to-door garbage collection and street sweeping.
Cooperative Model of Employment
The Cooperative Model of Employment offers a good alternative to the existing practice of contract or outsourced procurement of staff and labour.
Festival Waste Management
It is to create a Special approach to the handling of specific wastes that is created during Festivals. The focus is on streamlining the waste management during these major festivals like Ganesh Chathurthi, Bakrid, Dussera and Diwali.


Micro Planning Tool
A data based approach to ensuring vehicle adequacy for door to door collection and achieving a zero discharge ward with milestone management
2BIN 1BAG Tool
A data based approach to achieving segregation at source and 100% door to door collection
An online self-assessment process to allow for review of the status of the Waste Management carried out by Bulk Generators.