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Instituto de Pesquisa e Planejamento Urbano de Curitiba, 2006
Uploaded on Wednesday 22 Feb 2012
Waste collection in Curitiba
In the 1980s severe hygienic problems plagued parts of
Curitiba where housing development was uncontrolled. The
winding streets were too narrow for council trucks and waste
rotting in the open caused disease. In 1989 the council decided to act. It sent environmental education teams into affected areas where they joined forces with neighbourhood
associations to organise waste collection by local people.