The Bombay high court directed all municipal corporations and councils in the state to make segregation of dry and wet waste at source mandatory .“This is the only way . There is no other way to tackle the issue,“ said a bench headed by Justice Vidyasagar Kanade. The judges said municipalities should issue directions to “residences, restaurants, manufacturers of food“. The order was passed on a PIL by Harshwardhan Modak and Vinod Patil from Pune on the failure of a firm to fully dispose solid waste. The judges said that besides having solid waste plants it was necessary to ensure separate waste collection at source so that segregation at the dumping ground is easier.