SWaCH (Solid Waste Collection and Handling or, officially, SWaCH Seva Sahakari Sanstha Maryadit, Pune) is India’s first wholly-owned cooperative of self-employed waste pickers or waste collectors and other urban poor.


It is an autonomous enterprise that provides front-end waste management services to the citizens of Pune.



Nirmalya volunteers will be getting
their participation E -  certificates.
Please email



Over 37 tonnes of Nirmalya recovered
on the 6th day of Ganapati festival

Music, Dancing and an Eco-friendly
Ganesh Visarjan

Click to view the GHAT


SWaCH Plus offers products and services that go beyond door-to-door collection -- from ST Dispo bags to household composting kits, from V-Collect events to safe disposal of e-waste. Read about it all here!


Information is power! Read, download and share flyers and pamphlets, films, legal documents and government reports, case studies, media coverage, booklets, links to other organisations and more…


Meet Sugandhabai, an ideal SWaCH member who is happy to introduce you to her work, her colleagues and her organisation. Find out what Sugandha and her co-workers are doing to make this city a better place. “And find out what we are doing to combat Climate Change!” adds Sugandha.


'Five years of SWaCH...Where does the MoU with PMC stand?... What do
citizens say about SWaCH?...Read what our members say also...'


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SWaCH regularly conducts events which are informative, fun and educational. These events are put up at schools, colleges, housing societies, offices and even hospitals and other public spaces.    Read more...