Belo Horizonte Selective Waste Collection Programme – Social Inclusion Features
Belo Horizonte has a strong and extensive tradition in municipal planning. Waste management has been a municipal priority and concern since 1900. In the last few decades the City has been at the centre of solid waste management development in Brazil particularly regarding its approach to integration of the informal recycling sector. The Superintendência de Limpeza Urbana (SLU) was created in 1993. This Public Cleansing Authority (SLU) has by municipal law the prime objective of the exclusive execution of all solid waste management services (sweeping, collection, disposition, treatment and transformation of garbage) for the entire City of Belo Horizonte, including the sale of its services, products and by-products. This brief report outlines the collection programme of Belo Horizonte.