Promoting the social integration of waste reclaimers in South Africa

In South Africa, the Chloorkop and Rosslyn landfills are home to more than 300 informal waste reclaimers who have been generating an income for years by selling the recyclable materials they collect at the sites. 
EnviroServ, the SUEZ subsidiary that operates the two sites, has fully integrated these waste reclaimers into its operations , providing them with appropriate personal protective equipment, training in safety rules and access to basic infrastructure (changing rooms, toilets, etc.).

As a result, these informal waste reclaimers have seen their working conditions improve significantly and their income become more sustainable.