Mavallipura landfill water pollution: Entire Bangalore could be just 2.5 kms away

A file photo of an inspection of the Mavallipura landfill leachate drain by the Solid Waste Management Round Table members.

A file photo of an inspection of the Mavallipura landfill leachate drain by the Solid Waste Management Round Table members.

We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality. – Ayn Rand

Mavallipura landfill maybe located miles away from your home depending on where you live. But the consequences of sending all our garbage to this giant bin for 10 years have been spreading to far-off corners of Bangalore ever so silently and spitefully. Continue reading

Visit to Mavallipura landfill reveals a new & horrifying chapter in ‘composting’

Landfill covered with a layer of soil. The leachate from these mounds enters an open tank located at the entrance of the facility.

Landfill covered with a layer of soil. The leachate from these mounds enters an open tank located at the entrance of the facility.

With the talk of Mavallipura landfill “revival” rending the air, I thought it was high time I visited the landfill and studied what it takes to compost biodegradable waste from 300 tonnes of mixed garbage per day which includes all possible kinds of hazardous waste. Continue reading