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The challenge of solid waste collection in precarious settlements in São Paulo, Brazil

Polzer, Veronica LU and Justi Pisani, Maria Augusta (2015) In Edorium Journal of Waste Management 1(2015). p.1-9
Abstract
This article aims to analyze the problems and possible solutions to the implementation of a basic sanitation infrastructure, especially the solid waste collection in poor class occupations in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The manner in which the urban accesses are structured in the Favela of Heliopolis, with dimensions and configuration insufficient, do not allow access to motorized vehicles, leading to unconventional solutions in legally urbanized areas of the city. The collection of the waste is adapted to existing conditions. Local workers collect waste door to door and transfer the material to a large container accessible to trucks. The method used for this study considers the literature survey, obtaining primary data from the... (More)
This article aims to analyze the problems and possible solutions to the implementation of a basic sanitation infrastructure, especially the solid waste collection in poor class occupations in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The manner in which the urban accesses are structured in the Favela of Heliopolis, with dimensions and configuration insufficient, do not allow access to motorized vehicles, leading to unconventional solutions in legally urbanized areas of the city. The collection of the waste is adapted to existing conditions. Local workers collect waste door to door and transfer the material to a large container accessible to trucks. The method used for this study considers the literature survey, obtaining primary data from the Municipality of São Paulo and field surveys. The results provide technical and practical information that will help other needy communities with the

processes of implementation of a solid waste management plan, covering the activities of collecting recyclables, organic waste, sorting and proper disposal of materials for reusing, recycling, composting and recovering energy. The recommendation of this study is that only the refuse should be destined to final disposal of landfills. (Less)
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Solid waste management, municipal solid waste, urban sustainability, basic sanitation
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processes of implementation of a solid waste management plan, covering the activities of collecting recyclables, organic waste, sorting and proper disposal of materials for reusing, recycling, composting and recovering energy. The recommendation of this study is that only the refuse should be destined to final disposal of landfills.},
  author       = {Polzer, Veronica and Justi Pisani, Maria Augusta},
  keyword      = {Solid waste management,municipal solid waste,urban sustainability,basic sanitation},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2015},
  pages        = {1--9},
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  series       = {Edorium Journal of Waste Management},
  title        = {The challenge of solid waste collection in precarious settlements in São Paulo, Brazil},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5348/C01-2015-1-RA-1},
  volume       = {1},
  year         = {2015},
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