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Asociaciόn de Recicladores Eco Parque Rafey

Santo Domingo, Santiago, Dominican Republic

Primary information

Registered in
2009
Language
Spanish
Number of groups
1
Number of members
536
Type of members
Members are waste pickers
Occupation of members
Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Association
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Dumpsite, Landfill
Objectives
Improve working conditions, improve livelihoods,
Women composition

Benefits

Member benefits
Training & advocacy

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Conflictual and/or problematic
Types of materials
Paper and cardboard, Plastics
Are they selling to middlemen?
No
Activities
Community sale of materials, Community storage of materials
Challenges to access waste
Exploitation, Harassment from authorities, Privatization

Complementary Information

Information Source
WORD 28/03/2012, RedLacre 2012, Lucia Fernandez 26/11/2014

Comments / Narrative

They formed in 2009 in order to organize waste pickers from the landfills and to change their working conditions. Now there is more solidarity and security among themselves.They collect only in the dumps where they get more than 4T of paper every 15 days, 40 T of cardboard each day and 10 T of plastic. Those who collect cardboard store their materials in groups of 4 (there are about 100 some recyclers/waste pickers) and those who collect plastic are in groups of 2. The community sale of materials happens in the district, but not in Santiago de los Caballeros.



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