Waste management is another important area where TIES conducts various researches and renders proper management assistance. Apart from research works, the institute also provide capacity building trainings and recommendations to layman for proper management of wastes. TIES has worked closely on evaluating the waste management measures in dumping yards in different regions of Kerala, and the study reports have gained wide attention from governmental authorities. Considering the threat posed by the dumping yard in Vadavathoor, Kottayam, a team of TIES members conducted a thorough research study on the ecological problems due to the municipal dumping yard. Since 2006 a series of research programmes were conducted and the consolidated report revealed that the soil, water and air around that area are highly contaminated with variety of toxic substances. As per the results, TIES suggested some action plans and long term plans for improving the situation in and around the dump yard.