The Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000 was published vide notification number S.O. 908(E), dated the 25th  September, 2000 by the Government of India to provide a regulatory frame work for management of Municipal Solid Waste generated in the urban area of the country.

        To make these rules more effective and to improve the collection, segregation, recycling, treatment and disposal of solid waste in an environmentally sound manner, the Central Government reviewed the existing rules and it was considered necessary to revise the existing rules with a emphasis on the roles and accountability of waste generators and various stakeholders, give thrust to segregation, recovery, reuse, recycle at source, address in detail the management of construction and demolition waste. And henceforth, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 6, 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986), and in supersession of the Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000, except as respect things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Government notified the Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules, 2016 vide G.S.R. 317(E). dt. 29th March, 2016. The rules is applicable to every waste resulting from construction, re-modeling, repair and demolition of any civil structure of individual or organisation or authority who generates construction and demolition waste such as building materials, debris, rubble.