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SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLANNING
BANGLADESH, DAKHA Factsheet
Dhaka is facing significant challenges related to land and water pollution, largely attributed to ineffective waste management systems and a lack of community engagement in sanitation services. In response, the city has implemented Community Participatory Waste Management Services at the ward level, the smallest administrative units within the municipal government. This community-based approach seeks to enhance waste management practices by actively involving local residents in the process. With Dhaka comprising 130 wards, each housing tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of residents, managing waste collection citywide proved too complex. As a result, the waste management department has decentralized its operations, assigning cleaners and supervisors to oversee waste management services within each ward.