To encourage diversion of organic matter away from landfill and move towards creation of valuable nutrient rich soil and clean power.
Meet all of the following requirements:
Incorporate decentralized and /or centralized waste management systems to treat 100% of organic waste estimated as per MR Prerequisite Waste Management generated within the city.
Incorporate waste management systems to treat organic waste estimated as per MR Prerequisite Waste Management generated within the community. Points are awarded based on the percentage of organic waste treated by using any or both of the following options.
Table 8. Points for treating organic waste
- Decentralized organic waste management- Adopt a policy for buildings and/or communities to treat on-site the organic waste generated using composting or anaerobic digestion.
- Centralized organic waste management- Provide centralized composting or waste-to-energy plant/s to treat the organic waste generated within the city. Centralized systems may be provided within or outside the boundary of the city.
- Allocate areas within the city’s green spaces for utilization of the compost produced.
For waste management services which are not within the scope of the development authority’s direct execution (such as provided by contractor/sub-contractor) must be supported with appropriate contracts, regulations or policies to demonstrate compliance. Waste to energy may count as waste diversion method if the facility meets European Commission Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC and the European Commission Waste Incineration Directive2000/76/EC or local, state or national equivalent. In addition, cities or communities must demonstrate that reuse and recycling strategies were exhausted before sending material to waste to energy facility. Waste management system should be planned and designed to cater to the phase-wise development of the city to ensure that the requirements are met at each phase.
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