Hasiru Dala believes in theorization of practice for bettering understanding of informal waste economy. A resource kit in the form of papers published by Hasiru Dala staff is available below for reference. Reproduction and publication with proper reference and accreditation to Hasiru Dala is permitted.

Informal Waste Workers Contribution Bangalore

The paper analyses the demographic profile of these waste-pickers and looks at the economic aspect of informal recycling and their net contribution to the city.


Dry Waste Collection Centers and waste-pickers

Dry Waste Collection Centers and their management are integral to what we do. Read about how they work here.



Lodha Siddhartha Paper

Integration of Waste Pickers in Bangalore’s Municipal Solid Waste Management System for their Income Security.




PWM 2016

Government circular regarding Plastic Waste Management.




SWM 2016

Government circular regarding Solid Waste Management.




DMA Circular to waste pickers

Inclusion of waste pickers by DMA