How Does The Hub & Spoke Model Work? – Operations – Learning #IRL – Supported By ABGLP

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Rahul gupta

Its quite Simple, the model works in reverse order, getting the waste collected from home (Spoke) then accumulating it to the common sorting and processing centre (hub), the further sending the biowaste to processing into organic manure and other recyclable material to recycling centre.


It can also be thought of processing first in a small regional hub and then moving it to larger hub having much capacity and machinery to process the refined waste. Small hub will collect and segregate the waste and process some of the waste up to its capacity. The further hard waste will be sent to the master hub which has capacity and machinery to recycle it

Rashi Airen

Collect the garbage from all the places of waste generation at one place and then either recycle it there or send it to get recycled. This is currently being practised in the cities, villages and at other places. The by-products and/or revenue generated from the amount of garbage recycled will be enough to cover the costs.
Also, a new way for treating organic waste has come up, i.e., Anaerobic Composters which uses Hub-and-Spoke model. Anaerobic Composting means degradation of waste in the absence of air (oxygen). It uses 2 stage ORGANIC waste treatment technique. These can be placed at multiple locations (spokes) within the area of 10 km which converts organic waste into homogenous acidified slurry. Then a vehicle can be used to transport this from spokes to a central place(hub) where it is further treated to generate gas which can be used in place of LPG and generate electricity. Following are the benefits:
1) No foul smell
2) No flies and rodents
3) Reduced need for LPG
4) Savings on the cost of electricity
5) One-time investment in plant
1) Covers only a limited area, hence installation of multiple Composters is required
2) One-time heavy investment is required