This book presents the findings of project R6540. It has been written for practitioners, municipal staff, non-government organizations and students interested in promoting micro-enterprises for the collection of solid waste. The project has identified guidelines based on a thorough understanding of the existing processes. More than twenty cases were studied in four cities in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The roles and responsibilities of the different stakeholders have been investigated, some of which (including sweepers) have not been considered in the past.
This book costs £24.95, but a reference copy (PDF) is available free of charge from the WEDC website (see Download link).
Ali, M. The Sweeping Business: developing entrepreneurial skills for the collection of solid waste. WEDC, Loughborough, UK (2000) 134 pp. ISBN 9780906055854