The Institute has its sustainability policy towards Waste Management initiative in the campus inspired by the national mission on Clean and Green Environment initiatives of Govt. of India. The institute has followed many such practices like Swatch Bharat Abhiyan, plastic ban, dry and wet waste garbage separation, controlled water use, recycling of used water, E -waste and so on so forth. The Institute has taken several steps in whatever tiny ways one can support the global cause by initiating few but concrete steps towards the goals.
1. Solid Waste Management:
The solid waste management process is usually done in Collection- Treatment- Disposal stages.
Blue and green colour dustbins are provided in the whole institute at respective places to collect the dry/wet solid waste. The cleaning staffs collect the waste from the bins on a regular basis at morning 10:00 to 11 AM and after 5:00 PM every day. The collected waste is segregated as degradable and non-degradable.
Degradable waste management:
The degradable solid waste such as Dust, Plant leaves, Tree twigs sent for decomposition in the waste collection pits located backside the seminar hall.
Vegetable remains and food wastage collected from canteen are feed to bio-gas plant located backside of the canteen.
Paper waste is sent for recycling process on a regular basis to recycling vendors.
Non-degradable waste management:
A non-degradable waste such as plastic and all forms of it, glass wear in chemistry laboratory, workshop metal scrap etc., are sent to external agencies or disposal or recycling.
2. Liquid Waste Management System:
The Institutes plumbing department regularly monitors the working condition of water tanks, water coolers, and leakages of taps in washrooms to minimize the liquid waste.
Liquid waste generated from washrooms, laboratories and water coolers is collected at Sewage Treatment Plant.
The institution has a Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant with 500 litres /hour water purifying capacity from which 1500 litres/hour waste water is generated and it is stored in separate tank for reuse in gardens. RO plant is located on the terrace of the main building.
3. E-Waste Management:
The Institute has executed a MOU with Green Waves Environmental Solutions, Vizag., for managing the E-waste. The electronic equipment that needs to be disposed is collected at a central store and periodically it is handed over to Green Waves Environmental Solutions for recycling.
Electronic goods are put to optimum use. The minor repairs are set right by the laboratory assistants and teaching staff and the major repairs are handled by the technical assistants.
Reusing the obsolesce components in IT workshop for assembling and disassembling of computers.
4. Waste Recycling:
Decompose pits are used for recycling the solid degradable waste and manure produced is used for nurturing the trees and gardens in the campus.
Pulp is prepared from paper waste and sent for recycling.
5. Fire extinguishers and other fire safety products
Fire extinguishers and other fire safety products are installed to avoid disaster.