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Government Of Assam Guwahati Development Department Guwahati Municipal Corporation

Solid Waste Collection


    The collection of house-to-house solid waste from the households and commercial establishments comes under Primary Collection. GMC is divided into 31 wards and there is one NGO each assigned for the job of Primary Collection and Street Sweeping within the respective ward. The NGOs deposit the waste so collected to the nearby secondary collection bins. The work of Primary Collection is monitored by the JTOs and Sanitary Supervisors of the ward. The NGOs are also responsible for the collection of monthly User Charges from the households and commercial establishments as per the notification of User Charges issued by the Corporation from time to time. The NGOs use tricycles, thelas, hydraulic mounted trailer auto tippers, etc. for the collection of household and commercial establishment’s wastes. Guwahati City generates 550 TPD (approx.) solid wastes.

    The NGOs engaged for the 31 wards under GMC area have a total manpower of 450 workers who operate a total of 480 Tricycles and 64 Auto Tippers all around the city.

    For User Charges, Click Here: Primary Collection Charges

    For list of NGOs, Click here: Primary Collection NGOs


    The Secondary Collection and Transportation (C&T) is being handled by a fleet of modern compactors, tippers, etc by GMC. This is looked after by Zonal engineers, JTOs and Supervisors assisted by a fleet of hand carters and sweepers. There are modern vehicles being used for C&T like Compactor vehicles, Mobile Compactors, Transfer Station, etc. There are two functional Transfer Stations in Guwahati. One at RGB Road near Nursery, Ganeshguri and the other near GMCH, Bhangagarh. Approximately, 85-90 % waste is being transported daily to Boragaon.

    The staff engaged for the Secondary Collection & Transportation are

    • PWD Divisions – 6
    • Zonal Engineers - 15
    • Junior Technical Officers – 25
    • Supervisors – 81
    • Hand Carter – 422
    • Road Sweeper – 339

    The vehicles engaged for the Secondary Collection and Transportation are as follows:

    • Garbage Compactors – 22 Nos
    • Collection Bins – 200 Nos
    • Dumpers – 26 Nos. Of Various Capacity
    • Excavator cum Loader – 12 Nos
    • Mini Loader – 6
    • Push Carts – 200 Nos
    Whom to Contact

    Executive Engineer
    I/c Garage Branch, Guwahati Municipal Corporation
    Morashali, Near Ulubari Fly over, Guwahati-7
    Phone No.: +91 7086053960