IL&FS Environment has set up India’s first operational large-scale Construction & Demolition Waste Recycling facility for North Delhi Municipal Corporation, on a PPP framework. The plant at Burari will help ease the pressure of the 5000 tons of C&D waste that Delhi generates per day, by recycling it into construction-grade aggregates.

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Innovations and Impact

  1. Compliant with MSW Rules, the plant scientifically processes 2000 TPD of C&D waste into aggregates, which in turn is converted to Ready Mix Concrete, cement bricks, hollow bricks, pavement blocks, kerb stones, concrete bricks and manufactured sand, thereby reducing the consumption of fresh stones and sand, and mitigating pollution arising in the process. Over 16 lakh recycled concrete blocks from the plant are being used in the new Supreme Court annexe building.
  2. Using specially-adapted technology for Indian waste, the plant is able to recover about 95% of incoming C&D waste, and uses recycled sewage water for processing waste. The wet-processing technology minimizes dust and noise pollution.
  3. The plant has attained certifications of International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Occupational Health and Safety Assessment (OHSAS) and Social Accountability (SA). The Ministry of Urban Development of the Government of India has written to all states to build facilities similar to the Burari facility in their cities.
  4. Up to 2016, the project has helped save over 45 acres of urban land worth over Rs. 400 crores by reducing the burden on landfills. It also provides employment opportunities to the locals.

Timeline

December 2009 Started operations

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Video: IL&FS Waste Management in Delhi
A short film on IL&FS Environment's initiatives in Delhi, which include the Waste to Energy Plant in Ghazipur, the Construction & Demolition Waste Facility at Burari, and an alternative livelihood initiative for ragpicker families living around the Ghazipur dumpsite.

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