Demands

On behalf of 15 Lakh waste pickers in India, AIW demands that:  

1. Every scrap and waste collector should be registered and provided a photo-identity card that authorises her/him to collect, retain or sell waste

2. Only registered scrap and waste collectors should be eligible for undertaking door to door waste collection in the city

3. Provisions for amenity spaces in every neighbourhood for sorting and storing waste, undertaking composting and operating biogas plants

4. All registered waste pickers should be eligible for benefits under Government schemes irrespective of their BPL status

5. Micro-waste collection and processing enterprises of waste pickers should be given capital and infrastructure by the Urban Local Body and the State Government

6. Waste-to-energy projects that use municipal solid waste as feedstock for burn technology should not be permitted to be setup

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