City gets an online waste exchange

City gets an online waste exchange
  • Chennai has become the first city to have an online waste exchange for municipal solid waste.
  • Residents who want to sell their waste online will be able to contact 2,600 scrap dealers and other agencies across the city.
  • The Madras Waste Exchange, which is both a web portal and an application. Has been conceptualized by the Smart City Mission, with support from the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The web portal is

Pilot launched

  • Chennai Corporation Commissioner G.Prakash launched the pilot project of Madras Waste Exchange to facilitate buying and selling of waste in the city.
  • The Corporation’s waste repository in Resource Recovery Centres and Micro Composting Centres will also be listed in the exchange for buyers to purchase from the civic body.
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