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Adar Poonawalla founded the Clean city initiative in 2015 with the sole purpose of improving the environment and waste management in the city of Pune his home base. He decided to pledge 100 crores to pickup and manage our waste and garbage in the city of Pune. Today we have over 250 trucks/ machines and close to 600 employees for managing this activity covering more than 600 kms of roads in Pune (roughly 60% the city) and in part of Mumbai.

APCCI supports the local boadies with the collection of street waste and garbage on city roads. Keeping the city clean with a dedicated team that include over 600 Waste Warriors and a road fleet of over 250 low carbon emission machines like electric Gluttons and BS-IV compliant transportation. For the first time in India, a vehicle mounted road pothole-filling machine is also being used to fill potholes across city roads in the shortest possible time.

Urban Local Bodies, citizens, resident welfare associations and NGOs are important stakeholders in this initiative. This multi stakeholder approach with active collaboration and cooperation has resulted in a successful and unique first-of-its-kind model of Private- Public- Partnership in waste management.


Our road fleet covers 455 Km’s of roads and collectively travel 5,353 Km a day in the city collecting 50 to 70 tons of segregated waste.

APCCI aims to cover the entire city of Pune, which has approximately 1,000 Km of roads. 

Clean City Initiative