Integrating the informal sector for improved waste management



In many cities of the developing countries, the informal sector plays an important role in managingmunicipal solid waste.  The informal recovery of recyclables from the solid waste system reducesoverall solid waste management costs for municipalities. Millions of Euros are saved annually in theprocess.  Apart from this, informal sector waste management activities  also helps municipalitiesachieve recycling objectives and reduce use of precious landfill space.


  • Dr Sanjay K Gupta



  • English

Area of intervention

  • Management
  • Informal Sector

german cooperationFederal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Developmentsupported by The State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia