The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) launched a decentralized waste management drive in an attempt to clean up the city and turn garbage to productive use (this one's a slightly old piece - 2005)
Cleanliness in public spaces & the awareness about hazardous waste management, recycling etc in US and other developed nations is quite impressive. I wonder about the status in India?
Besides the pune project, one organization that I could find involved in this area is Bangalore based Saahas. Anybody know of any others?