The solid waste management problem in India is well known. The reasons vary from lack of awareness amongst citizens, lack of adequate infrastructure for handling waste, inability of authorities to implement the SWM guidelines and so on.
The situation in Mumbai is grim. Less than 200 of over 25000 housing societies in Mumbai are Waste Free Societies. i.e. those who segregate and compost their biodegradable waste.
Over 8500 tons of waste reach the landfills every day in Mumbai, and an estimated 1500 tons is uncollected, polluting our immediate neighbourhoods.
Mumbai’s landfills are already overflowing and frequent fires in the landfills pollute our air. The shocking Deonar fire last year made Mumbai’s air the most polluted in the world for 4 whole days!
The New SWM regulations
The new SWM (Solid Waste Management) regulations mandate that all housing societies in Mumbai must compost their organic waste. Soon, the municipal waste collection vehicles will no longer collect organic waste from societies. In addition, societies will face heavy fines for not composting their waste. The SWM regulations also provides for incentives like property tax breaks for societies that comply.
These regulations finally recognize the serious pollution problems created by all this unsegregated waste going to the landfills.
About Green Communities Foundation
Green Communities Foundation (GCF) is a not-for-profit company focusing on Waste Management in Mumbai. We work with bulk waste generators like Housing Societies, Corporate Houses and others to design waste management systems.
GCF makes societies and corporates Waste – Free. We reduce the landfill burden of societies, compost within their premises and connect them to dry waste recycling vendors.
GCF provides the following services
- Awareness drives
- Segregation workshops
- Video Based Training
- Composting set-up
- Dry waste management
- Monitoring and Audit
GCF provides end-to-end Waste Management Consulting services to our clients. All equipment and consumables are purchased directly from required vendors including dustbins, composting cages, cocopeat, sawdust, bioculture and more.
We work with more than 15 clients in Mumbai, they include Rustomjee Elanza, Kalpataru Estate, Raheja Classique, IndusInd Bank among others.
Some of our successful projects were showcased in Hindustan Times recently. Click here for the article.
At the ground level GCF consists of Waste Management Experts who are assigned to societies to monitor the day to day operations. The WME monitors the level of segregation, trains housekeeping staff for waste collection and composting and does periodic troubleshooting of the process. The WME reports to the Community Supervisor.
Responsibilities of a Community Supervisor
- The Community Supervisor will oversee 4-5 Waste Management Experts.
- Conduct events in the allocated area to evangelize the concept of Waste Management
- Manage multiple projects and ensure smooth deployment of solutions to the societies
- Develop industry relations including vendor development and interactions with the Govt. bodies
The ideal candidate would have Bachelors or Master’s degree from a leading university and a total work experience of 2-4 years. The candidate will have a keen interest in topics related to the environment and a passion for identifying and solving problems.
Great communication skills in a vernacular language like Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati along with English would be essential. Prior experience in a social impact organization would be a plus. Prior experience in leading teams in a supervisory role will be preferred.
The role is based in Mumbai.
Will be in line with the industry.
Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org