Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board
தமிழ்நாடு மாசு கட்டுப்பாடு வாரியம்

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India has notified the Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016. As per the rules, bio-medical waste means any waste, which is generated during diagnosis, treatment or immunization of human beings or animals or research activities pertaining thereto or in the production or testing of biological or in health camps. The bio-medical waste generator and the operator of the common bio-medical waste treatment and disposal facility (CBMWTF) shall be responsible for safe handling and disposal of the bio-medical waste. The State Government of Health shall ensure for implementation of the rule in all health care facilities.

SPCB shall issue authorization to the health care facilities and CBMWTF. It shall monitor the compliance of various provisions of the rules. TNPCB has so far authorized 6261 Private and Government hospitals in the State under the rules. All these hospitals have made agreement with the CBMWTF for the collection, transport, treatment and scientific disposal of the biomedical waste. The CBMWTF consists of autoclave, shredder, incinerator and secured land fill facilities. In Tamil Nadu, 11 CBMWTF are under operation. On an average, daily 43 Tonnes of bio-medical waste is handled by these facilities. There are 3 such facilities in the districts of Tiruvallur, Cuddalore and Tiruppur are under establishment.

List of Common Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facilities (CBMWTFs) in Tamil Nadu

Sl.No Name and address of the facility Regions covered Capacity kg/day
1 M/s. G. J. Multiclave (India) Pvt Ltd, New No.20, Old No. 20, Teachers Colony, Kamarajar Avenue, Adyar, Chennai – 600 020. Part of Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur Dt. 6160
2 M/s. Tamilnadu Waste Management Ltd, Diamont Dune 4th Floor, No.323, P.H.Road, Chennai – 600 029. Chennai (North), Part of Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur Districts 6660
3 M/s. Medicare Enviro Systems, 270, MIG, New Housing Unit, Pudukkottai Road, Thanjavur – 613005. Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Trichy, Nagapattinam, Pudukottai, & Sivagangai Districts 1800
4 M/s. Ken Bio Links Private Ltd., Kandipedu, Katpadi Taluk, Vellore District. Vellore & Tiruvannamalai Districts 7660
5 M/s. Society for Bio Medical Waste Management Ottupattarai Village, Coonoor, The Nilgiris District. Nilgiris District 766
6 M/s. Neat and Clean Service Squad, Muthuvayal,Ramanathapuram District. Ramanathapuram District 21
7 M/s. Ramky Energy and Environment Ltd, Thangayur, Salem District. Salem, Namakkal, Erode, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri & Karur Districts 1500
8 M/s.Tekno therm Industries, Orattukuppai, Coimbatore District. Coimbatore, Pollachi, Udumalpet, Mettupalayam, Tiruppur, Sathyamangalam. 2500
9 M/s. Kovai Bio Waste Management Pvt Ltd, Orattukuppai, Coimbatore District. Coimbatore, Tiruppur & Nilgiris Districts 1450
10 M/s. Ramky Energy and Environment Ltd, Undurmikidakulam, Virudhunagar District Madurai, Virudhunagar, Dindigul, Theni & Ramanathapuram Districts 4000
11 M/s. Aseptic System Bio Medical Waste Management Co,Pappankulam,Tirunelveli District Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi & Kanyakumari Districts 1650
12 M/s. Pondicherry Solid Waste Management Company Private Limited, S.F.NO.275/2, T. Pudaiyur village, Virudhachalam Taluk, Cuddalore District Cuddalore, Villupuram, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Kallakurichi 21000