The Journey of Shillong’s Waste-pickers to become Compost Suppliers to Meghalaya Raj Bhawan

Guest-post by Iainehskhem Self-Help Group, Shillong In a long while, we sometimes come across change-makers in society from simple unassuming persons. This is a story of a few hitherto unknown persons who collected bits and pieces of discarded waste items from Marten Dumping yard to fend for themselves and their families. They collected all items … Continue reading The Journey of Shillong’s Waste-pickers to become Compost Suppliers to Meghalaya Raj Bhawan

Support for Restoration of Burnt Dry Waste Collection Centre Operated by Wastepickers in Bengaluru

On the evening of 27th June 2017, a Dry Waste Collection Centre* (located in Ward number 161, near Gowdanapallya Kere) operated by erstwhile wastepicker Kumar Shankar caught fire. At the point, the centre was hosting approximately 1.5 to 2 tonnes of sorted waste material that was worth INR 30,000 and ready to be sold to … Continue reading Support for Restoration of Burnt Dry Waste Collection Centre Operated by Wastepickers in Bengaluru

Support Creation of Library for Children of Wastepickers in Banashankari, Bangalore

Hasiru Dala, the organization of wastepickers and informal waste workers has been continuously working for recognition of waste workers as green workers and integrating them into the changing landscape of the solid waste management system of Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka. Through our work, we encounter daily, some of the most powerful stories of … Continue reading Support Creation of Library for Children of Wastepickers in Banashankari, Bangalore