Dry Waste Collection Centres (DWCCs) perform the critical function of collecting, sorting and disposing of dry waste in the city. But the majority of these centres are dilapidated, with few facilities and difficult work conditions. A recent study suggests ways to change this.
The 2010 UN Habitat publication states that waste-pickers perform 50 to 100% of all ongoing waste collection in most cities in developing countries – at no cost to the city budget. How does it work for the waste-pickers in Bangalore?