The Queen of the Arabian Sea, this commercial capital of Kerala, is a major tourist destination of the country. The city of Cochin has the highest population density parameter. Ranked as tenth among Indian cities in terms of urban households constructed, this metropolitan is facing serious issues of pollution and waste management. The city of Cochin and its suburbs are in a state of rapid urbanization and as any other developing cities in India, is facing urbanization issues.

The Kochi Municipal Corporation had proposed a Solid Waste Management bylaw that gave a legal frame work for the management of solid waste of the city. It was proposed to streamline municipal solid waste collection, segregation and processing and for fixing the duties and responsibilities of officials of the civic body as well as the public.

The c-hed had provided the academic support for the preparation of this bylaw for the Kochi Municipal Corporation.