Payment in Bogota

After years of organizing, advocacy, and legal action, waste pickers receive
remuneration for their services in Bogota

Waste Pickers

Make their living informally by recovering, recycling, and selling waste
ARB Bogota Waste pickers

The Fight for Inclusion

Over the course of years, waste pickers have used these strategies to overcome multiple threats and barriers.
Bogota Inclusion


Though the inclusion of waste pickers into public waste management and the introduction of a payment scheme have been recent events, there are already positive impacts on waste pickers’ welfare.

Learn how waste pickers fought for their right to use animal traction vehicles. 
Bogota Achievements

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The full impact case study


Research and resources on Bogota’s waste pickers

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