India generates 200 gm. to 500 gm. of solid waste per capita per day.This is alarming when you consider that it is a mere 25 per cent of the Indian population that resides in urban areas! Some of what you throw away might still be littering the earth 500 years from now.62.4 per cent of the total waste generated in India is produced by the 23 metro cities alone.
A little under 50 per cent is dumped without any treatment.51 per cent is manually handled, while the rest is disposed using trucks. About 35 per cent of the waste is compostable.Only 5 per cent is actually composted.