Understanding waste picking integration
What is waste picker integration? What is waste picker registration? Why are they important? How do we do them? These are some of the questions that are answered below through a combination of written overviews, posters, reclaimer profiles, webinar recordings, and an Integration Toolkit. The Case Study section of this website provides in-depth exploration of practical experiences of integration.
These materials provide an overview of the Waste Picker Integration Guideline and flesh out what it means by waste picker integration.
These materials explain why waste picker integration is important, how it contributes to meeting other key government priorities and development goals, and what it means to waste pickers.
One of the most important challenges facing municipalities, industry, and waste pickers is figuring out how to implement waste picker integration. The materials in this section provide concrete guidance on issues including how to: change the ways non-reclaimers relate to reclaimers and develop integration projects; support municipal officials working on integration; create an enabling environment; integrate landfill waste pickers; integrate women waste pickers; kick-start integration; design an integration pilot project; write a Waste Picker Integration Plan; and create social plans for waste pickers.
Webinar – Integrating landfill waste pickers
Webinar – Waste picker registration
This Toolkit includes quick references and checklists to remind you of some of the key actions that need to be taken as you move through the 7 Steps for Waste Picker Integration. You could print them out and hang them on your wall or put them in a quick-access folder to take to meetings on integration. Collaborative Waste Picker Integration Working Groups can use them as guides as they work through the 7 Steps. They can also be used when teaching people about the 7 Steps.