Helpline for Zero Waste

Helpline for Zero Waste

A helpline service is provided by Thanal on solid waste management for Local Self Governments, Institutions and public.  This is to assist people in choosing technology, processes and practices for better waste management. Troubleshooting service of compost / biogas plants are available for people living in Thiruvananthapuram City Corporation.  A database of recyclers of Thiruvananthapuram City have been made available at Thanal Website for facilitating recovery of non bio degradable discards.  Awareness classes, discussions, demonstrations are organized on demand.  

Helpline number : +91 9400 147 150

Availability :  10 am - 5 pm on Monday to Saturday

Click here to write to Zero Waste Helpline.


Locate your nearest MRF to drop Non Biodegradable Discards in Thiruvananthapuram City

The map provides location of Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) across the city of Thiruvananthapuram. These MRFs are operated by Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation and are open from 05:00 am to 09:00 pm, 7 days a week. They collect plastics everyday and other non-biodegradable materials as per collection calendar published at the facility.

Material Recovery Facilities are sheltered spaced for storing non-biodegradable discards in a segregated, clean & dry manner. The facilities are set up at ward level / cluster level or community level. These shall be the first point of interface with the community for resource recovery. Such facilities shall keep non-biodegradable materials segregated as per the requirements of local scrap dealers. Collected material shall be forwarded to Resource Recovery Centre at city level or to Recycling agents for further processing. Recycling becomes economically viable only if material of high purity is diverted to forwarding agents in bulk quantity. Consistent delivery of clean, dry, segregated materials with high purity would be the key for a sustainable model of non-biodegradable waste management.



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Resource Files

  1. Home Composting - a video on composting using pots

    Home Composting - a video on composting using pots

  2. Pot Composting

    A simple way of composting house hold organic discards using two earthen pot.

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