Waste generation is an intrinsic part of human existence. Waste materials are usually characterized by their nature, components and quality. Waste management involves the collection, transportation, processing, disposal, management and monitoring of waste materials. In KIOT campus the following initiatives are taken towards the waste management of solid waste, liquid waste and E-waste. They are as follows.
Solid waste Management
- In order to achieve a healthy and conducive environment in KIOT campus we follow the disposal of solid waste through vendors. A mechanism of solid waste collection and storage is devised and the collected solid waste such as metal scraps, plastic waste and paper waste are disposed through vendors.
- Routine disposal of debris and droppings from trees are done through KIOT housekeeping staffs. They dust all the floors of academic buildings, hostels and pathways as per timeline and ensure campus cleanliness.
- Food and vegetable wastes from hostel and canteen are collected and given to outside farmers, who fed the cattle.
- To make plastic free zone campus the environmental impact on the usage of plastic bags and water bottles are addressed to students in the class room at the beginning of every semester.
- Students are enriched with the importance of waste management and methods of waste disposal mechanism via courses attended such as Environmental Science and Engineering, Solid waste Management etc. in their curriculum.
Liquid Waste Management
The increase in consumption of water for domestic purpose greatly influences the volume of waste water and safe disposal of sewage is a cause of concern. The reuse of treated water is a vital solution towards liquid waste management. There are methods to treat waste water such as sewage treatment plant (STP) and effluent treatment (ETP). Students have insight to benefits of liquid waste management and methods of disposal through their curriculum.
- In KIOT campus, in the North Eastern side of boys hostel a Sewage Treatment Plant with a capacity of 45,000 litres / day is used to recycle the waste water. The treated water is utilized for watering the lawns, trees and plants with the help of drip irrigation. The diluted chemicals and solutions (liquid waste) from environmental and chemistry laboratories are disposed effectively by running water in sinks
E – Waste Management
Electronic waste or E-waste is any broken or unwanted electrical or electronic appliance. It includes computers, entertainment electronics, mobile phones and other items that have been discarded by their original users.
- In KIOT campus the E-waste generated from the departments are collected through maintenance team and are safely disposed through vendors. Student gains awareness about E-waste management and its effects through their curriculum.