SWaCH Waste Management
Covers Over 70% of Pune
SWaCH is India’s first wholly-owned cooperative of self-employed waste collectors and other urban poor. It is an autonomous enterprise that provides front-end waste management services to the citizens of Pune.
SWaCH collects and recycles your old electronic items, furniture, bicycles, kitchen utensils, etc.
SWaCH conducts field visits to learn how the city handles its garbage on a day-to-day basis.
Red Dot Awareness
SWaCH’s Red Dot awareness program targets the safe disposal of sanitary pads and diapers.
Waste Collection At Events
SWaCH teams manage waste at events including marathons, conferences and melas.
SWaCH enables organisations to meet regulatory requirements for the safe disposal of e-waste.
SWaCH is partnering with ITC & Pune Municipal Corporation to collect and recycle MLP waste.
What Punekars Say About SWaCH
Excellent team that keeps our neighbourhood clean and green! Kudos to the SWaCH team!Ajit Apte
In 1993, waste pickers and itinerant waste buyers in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad came together to form Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP), a membership-based trade union. The union aimed to establish and assert waste pickers’ contribution to the environment, their status as workers and their crucial role in the Solid Waste Management (SWM) of the city.
Meet Sughandhabai, a waste picker, and a SWaCH member. We’d like to introduce you to our friends and to the work that we all do. Actually, you’ve probably seen me dozens of times in your neighbourhood – but we never had time to talk, did we? So let’s talk now!
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