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22 May 2019

Managing Municipal Solid Waste in Latin America and the Caribbean: Integrating the Private Sector, Harnessing Incentives

Author: Daniel Hoornweg and Natalie Giannelli

Latin America’s urban areas generate about 369,000 tons a day of solid waste. Ensuring that the waste is collected and disposed of properly will require strengthening the strategic role of municipalities.The private sector already plays a big part in waste collection. But private providers could do more in waste disposal and management, helping to improve service in close coordination with local authorities.This paper analyzes how some cities in Latin America have Integrated the private sector in managing municipal solid waste.

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