All the Dry Waste Collection Centres in Bangalore should be Operated by the Waste-pickers

To The Commissioner Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Bengaluru. Memorandum We the wastepickers and itinerant buyers and small scrap dealers ask and demand that our livelihoods be protected by integrating us into the solid waste management system of the city. We are listing the reasons why we form skilled labour and how we support the … Continue reading All the Dry Waste Collection Centres in Bangalore should be Operated by the Waste-pickers

Bengaluru’s Dry Waste Collection Centres Are Not Being Paid for Their Work

Bengaluru city’s dry waste collection centres (DWCCs) operated by erstwhile waste-pickers and waste collectors have not been paid their dues for more than a year. The DWCCs are waste sorting and aggregation centres set up at the municipal ward level. In February 2017, the municipal authorities took a decision of engaging DWCCs in door to … Continue reading Bengaluru’s Dry Waste Collection Centres Are Not Being Paid for Their Work

Hasiru Dala turns 3!

Dear friends, colleagues & supporters It is our immense pleasure to inform you that Hasiru Dala, the foundations of which were laid together by wastepickers and informal waste collectors of Bangalore, completes 3 years today (26th November, 2016). It has been an arduous, adventurous and fulfilling journey. In these 3 years, the organization has grown … Continue reading Hasiru Dala turns 3!

Journey from Waste-picker to Urban Farmer- Small Steps towards Circular Economy

Pallavi Chethan & Kabir Arora Lakshmi was just like any other waste-picker.¬†She looked for items of value in the trash. Hailing for Tamil Nadu, she landed in Bengaluru. She became a waste-picker to take care of her 5 children. After wastepicking for more than a decade, she realized that much valuable waste is not available … Continue reading Journey from Waste-picker to Urban Farmer- Small Steps towards Circular Economy