Waste Pickers


National Policy for Ensuring Decent Livelihoods in the Recycling Industry: A policy for inclusion and integration of the informal recycling sector/industry in the process of solid waste management. (This draft policy was prepared by the WIEGO India Pilot in collaboration with the Waste Picker Alliance in India. This draft is currently under discussion.) National Environment Policy, 2006 (2008)

The Draft policy of the Wastepickers Network


Environment Protection Act, 1986


Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000

The Biomedical Rules (Management and Handling), 1999

The Hazardous Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1999

The Recycled Plastics Manufacture and Usage Rules, 1999

The Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001