WIEGO's Position on Dump Closures


Livelihood plans must be an integral component of any dump closure process 

Waste pickers around the globe contribute to a cleaner environment, healthier cities and lower municipal budgets. These vital workers in informal employment (and their families) depend on the availability of recyclable materials to earn income. Open dumps pose environmental and health concerns, but any dump closure must include a comprehensive and articulated approach that addresses the impacts on waste pickers. 


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