SWACH Products & Services

Door to door collection of waste is an important service offered by SWaCH to Pune’s citizens. SWaCH also offers other products, programmes and services through SWaCH Plus, which aims to involve citizens in recycling and sustainable living. You can read more about them here :




SWaCH Plus – Products and Services



SWaCH Composter

  The SWaCH Composter is a convenient three-tier terracotta composter that is as good to look at as it is easy to use! We provide it in a ready-to-use kit – all you have to do is follow the instructions and add your household waste.

Read more about the SWaCH Composter here
Order the SWaCH Composter by contacting us here

Read a citizen's testimonial :

‘Easy to use and effective!’ – Dr Kalpana Baliwant, Zonal Medical Officer, PMC

For the past 6 months, Dr Kalpana has been using the SWaCH Composter to deal with the wet waste generated in her 4-person household. Not a scrap of biodegradable waste from her home goes for collection, she says.

‘It’s easy to use the Composter and we have had no problems at all.  My sons ensure that our food waste (vegetable peels and trimmings, left-overs, fish bones, etc.) is all put into the composter. We add the EM solution and aerate it once in a while. When the top container is full, you have to switch its place. That’s all. I want to stress that my sons and husband look after the composter – because we tend to think that everything to do with kachra and waste is a woman’s job! My job is to use the ready compost in my 38 potted plants! So the composter makes it easy to involve the whole family.’

When asked whether there were any problems using the SWaCH composter, Dr Kalpana says that there were maggots once during the monsoons when the waste remained soggy, but the problem was easily dealt with by sprinkling neem powder and haldi water. 

  On the initiative of Mr Jayant Bhosekar, Assistant Municipal Commissioner, a SWaCH composter has been kept on display at the Tilak Road PMC Ward Office to encourage citizens to adopt composting.
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Events & Campaigns
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SWaCH in the News
  Loksatta 29.04.2015  
  Times of India 29.03.15
With industries privatizing waste collection through contractors and companies, waste pickers in the city have said that access to recyclables was ...
  The Indian Express 6.11.14
Swach gets parliamentary committee's thumbs-up
  The Indian Express 31.10.14
Waste-picker from city attends international convention, meets Pope Francis
  Sakal Times 07.11.14
Meeting Pope was memorable : Waste picker Rebecca
  Times News Network
Waste collector from city meets Pope Francis
  DNA 5.11.14
From rags to recognition : A waste picker's struggle for basic rights
  DNA 3.11.14
For ragpickers, Pope is their hope
  Surfing their way into the mainstream  
  Midday 17.10.14
They plan to beat music out of junk
  Loksatta 02.09.14
Remember to give your Nirmalya to Swach members
  TOI 20.08.14
Change mindsets to change cities say wastepickers
  The Indian Express 13.08.14  
  Waste pickers demanding pre-matric scholarship for their kids end strike  
  TOI 09.08.14  
  Pune Municipal Corporation not providing gear: SWaCH  
  TOI 06.05.14  
  SWaCH to scale up e-waste collection  
  HINDU Survey of Environment 2013
Picking a brighter future
  Midday 26.06.13
NGOs tie up with schools for environmental awareness
  IE 12.07.13
Green school programme launched to spread awareness among school children
  N Y Times blog
Out of India's Trash heaps, more than a shred of dignity
  HT 06.07.13
South Civic body eyes Pune Model for garbage solution
  TOI 06.07.13
Ragpickers resolve sanitation dilemma
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