The economics of the informal sector in solid waste management

This document presents the results of the study entitled “Economic Aspects of the Informal Sector in Solid Waste Management”. The “informal sector in solid waste management” refers to individuals, families, and private sector (micro-) enterprises working in waste management services and valorisation, whose activities are neither organised, sponsored, financed, contracted, recognised, managed,
taxed, nor reported upon by the formal solid waste authorities. Businesses which work informally in the waste sector are treated as informal even when they are formally registered in some other sector, such as transport, construction or livestock production.