Solid Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2020

Mar 23, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF & CC) on March 19, 2020, issues the Solid Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2020 to further amend the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016. It is notified that this Rule shall also apply to villages with population more than 3000 as well.

The followings are the amendments made under the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016:-

 For the words “the Ministry of Urban Development”, wherever they occur, the words “the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs” shall be substituted.

 The local authorities and Panchayats shall submit application for renewal of authorisation at least 60 days before the expiry of the validity of authorisation collect and transport bio-degradable, non-bio-degradable and domestic hazardous waste from households including slums and informal settlements, commercial, institutional and other non-residential premises, multi-storey buildings, large commercial complexes, malls, housing complexes and the like in compartmentalised and covered vehicle to the respective processing facility.

This Notification shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette that is March 20, 2020.

[Notification No. S.O. 1152(E)] 


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