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Step 1 - 1 New Day - Reportage, India _DSC5483

The following images follow a sequence Step 1 to Step 12 and relate to the daily procedure of removing New Delhi's solid waste from the streets, homes, and commercial premises to landfill sites and Waste to Energy Plant carried out by the Municipal Corporations – Municipal Corporation Delhi (MCD) and New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC). --- Step 1 - Sweeping Up - these images relate to sweeping the rubbish up into strategically placed ‘piles’. --- This image --- A familiar scene - A new days rubbish to be cleared from New Delhi streets. --- Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 1 - 2 Hard to Change - Reportage, India _DSC5498

Old habits die hard and disposing of rubbish is no exception with the ‘throw it in the gutter’ mentally hard to change. SWM Step 1 - Sweeping Up These images relate to sweeping the rubbish up into strategically placed ‘piles’ In this instance before the day's work begins.

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Step 1 - 3 Daily Routine - Reportage, India _DSC5334

Early morning on the streets of New Delhi. SWM Step 1 - Sweeping Up These images relate to sweeping the rubbish up into strategically placed ‘piles’ Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 1 - 4 Labour Intensive - Reportage, India _DSC5486

The operation of removing rubbish throughout New Delhi is very labour intensive. SWM Step 1 - Sweeping Up These images relate to sweeping the rubbish up into strategically placed ‘piles’

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Step 1 - 5 All Weathers - Reportage, India _DSC5500

Throughout the year no matter what the weather sweepers are out clearing the city streets of rubbish. SWM Step 1 - Sweeping Up These images relate to sweeping the rubbish up into strategically placed ‘piles’

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Step 1 - 6 Early Morning - Reportage, India _DSC5978

As the sun begins to rise sweeping up the cities rubbish is underway. SWM Step 1 - Sweeping Up These images relate to sweeping the rubbish up into strategically placed ‘piles’

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Step 1 - 7 NDMC Sweepers Uniform - Reportage, India DSC00123

Sweeper's uniform provided by the New Delhi Municipal Corporation. SWM Step 1 - Sweeping Up These images relate to sweeping the rubbish up into strategically placed ‘piles’

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Step 1 - 8 MCD Sweepers Uniform - Reportage, India 6_DSC0056

Sweepers uniform provided by the Municipal Corporation Delhi SWM Step 1 - Sweeping Up These images relate to sweeping the rubbish up into strategically placed ‘piles’

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Step 1 - 9 NDMC Sign to Educate - Reportage, India _DSC5381

Signs have been placed in various positions around the central area of New Delhi to encourage people to do the ‘right’ thing. SWM Step 1 - Sweeping Up These images relate to sweeping the rubbish up into strategically placed ‘piles’

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Step 1 - 10 New Delhi - The Centre - Reportage, India _DSC5639 copy

The very centre of New Delhi – Central Park – sweeper in action. SWM Step 1 - Sweeping Up These images relate to sweeping the rubbish up into strategically placed ‘piles’ Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 2 - 1 Put to Good Use - Reportage, India _DSC5503

Step 2 - The Pile - These images relate to the street rubbish and the ‘piles’ of rubbish that the street sweepers have created. --- This Image --- Rubbish swept into a pile is put to good use as a way to keep warm on a freezing cold winter’s morning in New Delhi.

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Step 2 - 2 Waiting to be Moved - Reportage, India _DSC5509

All are waiting to be moved – car, rubbish and broom. SWM Step 2 - The ‘Pile’ These images relate to the street rubbish and the ‘piles’ of rubbish that the street sweepers have created. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 2 - 3 Neatly Piled - Reportage, India _DSC5910

Neatly swept up ‘piles’ of rubbish await removal. SWM Step 2 - The ‘Pile’ These images relate to the street rubbish and the ‘piles’ of rubbish that the street sweepers have created.

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Step 2 - 4 Street Dogs Forage - Reportage, India _DSC5912

Swept up ‘piles’ of rubbish attract hungry street dogs eager for a feed. SWM Step 2 - The ‘Pile’ These images relate to the street rubbish and the ‘piles’ of rubbish that the street sweepers have created. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 2 - 5 Not Always Next to Cleanliness - Reportage, India _DSC0004

Godliness is said to be next to cleanliness, but it would seem not in every case with this pile of street rubbish in New Delhi. SWM Step 2 - The ‘Pile’ These images relate to the street rubbish and the ‘piles’ of rubbish that the street sweepers have created.

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Step 3 - 1 Piled High - Reportage, India _DSC5314

Step 3 - Pickup Rubbish Cart - These images relate to the various means of transporting the street rubbish to storage points around New Delhi. --- This image --- The piles of street rubbish are collected and loaded onto hand carts or rickshaws and transported to various storage and segregation areas around the city. --- Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 3 - 2 Ladies Rickshaw - Reportage, India _DSC5315

Ladies are very much involved in clearing the rubbish around India’s capital city. SWM Step 3 - Pickup Rubbish Cart These images relate to the various means of transporting the street rubbish to storage points around New Delhi.

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Step 3 - 3 Disposal Point - Reportage, India _DSC5565

Some municipal rubbish bins are strategically placed close to residential areas for residence to dispose of their household solid waste. These are also locations were some street cleaners empty the rubbish from their carts or rickshaws. SWM Step 3 - Pickup Rubbish Cart These images relate to the various means of transporting the street rubbish to storage points around New Delhi.

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Step 3 - 4 Hard Labour - Reportage, India _DSC5933

It can be an uphill struggle at times with a heavy load. SWM Step 3 - Pickup Rubbish Cart These images relate to the various means of transporting the street rubbish to storage points around New Delhi.

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Step 3 - 5 Pickup - Reportage, India _DSC5959

A well used method picking up the ‘pile’ of rubbish SWM Step 3 - Pickup Rubbish Cart These images relate to the various means of transporting the street rubbish to storage points around New Delhi. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 3 - 6 Organised Collection - Reportage, India _DSC5961

A favored method picking up the ‘pile’ of rubbish then disposing of it onto the tray of the rickshaw. SWM Step 3 - Pickup Rubbish Cart These images relate to the various means of transporting the street rubbish to storage points around New Delhi. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 4 - 1 Ever Hopeful - Reportage, India _DSC5307

Step 4 - Collection - foot - bicycle - rickshaw - segregation --- The following images relate to the various methods of collecting rubbish, solid waste, from around India’s capital city New Delhi. --- This image ---Waste collected by – Rickshaw - Ever hungry street dogs wait in eager anticipation for a feed as the solid waste collector analyses the waste disposed of by a hotel. Often the procedure is to segregates bio-degradable waste from degradable. SWM Step 4 - Collection - Foot - Bicycle – Rickshaw – Segregation at Source The images relate to the various methods of collecting rubbish, solid waste, from around India’s capital city New Delhi. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 4 - 3 Waste Collection - Reportage, India _DSC5383

Waste collected by – On foot Lady collects rubbish in the Central Park area of New Delhi. SWM Step 4 - Collection - Foot - Bicycle – Rickshaw – Segregation at Source The images relate to the various methods of collecting rubbish, solid waste, from around India’s capital city New Delhi. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 4 - 4 Family Unit - Reportage, India _DSC5440

Waste collected by – On foot Early on a cold winter’s morning a family of solid waste collectors walks the streets seeking out recyclable items needed for their survival. SWM Step 4 - Collection - Foot - Bicycle – Rickshaw – Segregation at Source The images relate to the various methods of collecting rubbish, solid waste, from around India’s capital city New Delhi.

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Step 4 - 5 Household Collection - Reportage, India _DSC5450

Waste collected by – Rickshaw Household solid waste is collected daily by waste collectors calling at their residence. SWM Step 4 - Collection - Foot - Bicycle – Rickshaw – Segregation at Source The images relate to the various methods of collecting rubbish, solid waste, from around India’s capital city New Delhi. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 4 - 6 Segregation - Reportage, India _DSC5453

Waste collected by – Rickshaw Household solid waste is collected daily by waste collectors calling at their residence who then segregate the solid waste such as plastic and paper from food items SWM Step 4 - Collection - Foot - Bicycle – Rickshaw – Segregation at Source The images relate to the various methods of collecting rubbish, solid waste, from around India’s capital city New Delhi.

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Step 4 - 7 Segregated - Reportage, India _DSC5455 copy

Waste collected by – Rickshaw Household solid waste is collected daily by waste collectors calling at their residence. Once segregated and placed in separate sacks the recyclable items are sold onto to dealers. SWM Step 4 - Collection - Foot - Bicycle – Rickshaw – Segregation at Source The images relate to the various methods of collecting rubbish, solid waste, from around India’s capital city New Delhi.

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Step 4 - 8 Home Collection - Reportage, India _DSC5470

Waste collected by – Rickshaw Household solid waste is collected daily by waste collectors calling at their residence, which they then segregate bio-degradable from degradable often in the company of hungry street dogs. SWM Step 4 - Collection - Foot - Bicycle – Rickshaw – Segregation at Source The images relate to the various methods of collecting rubbish, solid waste, from around India’s capital city New Delhi.

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Step 4 - 9 Seeking - Reportage, India _DSC5490

Waste collected by – On foot On a freezing cold winters morning in India’s capital, New Delhi, a waste picker with sack over one shoulder seeks for recyclable waste from which to earn a living. SWM Step 4 - Collection - Foot - Bicycle – Rickshaw – Segregation at Source The images relate to the various methods of collecting rubbish, solid waste, from around India’s capital city New Delhi.

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Step 4 - 10 Recycle - Reportage, India _DSC5506

Waste collected by – On Bicycle Early on a cold foggy winter's day in New Delhi cycling around the neighborhood with his two sacks across the back wheel a Kabari walla calls out for recyclable waste - glass bottles. SWM Step 4 - Collection - Foot - Bicycle – Rickshaw – Segregation at Source The images relate to the various methods of collecting rubbish, solid waste, from around India’s capital city New Delhi.

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Step 4 - 11 For Recycling - Reportage, India _DSC5458

Waste collected by – On bicycle Kabari Walla’s collection of glass bottle for recycling. SWM Step 4 - Collection - Foot - Bicycle – Rickshaw – Segregation at Source The images relate to the various methods of collecting rubbish, solid waste, from around India’s capital city New Delhi. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 4 - 13 Hotel Segregation - Reportage, India _DSC5521

Waste collected by – By Rickshaw Hotels leave their solid waste outside for daily collection. The waste collector invariably segregates the bio-degradable waste from degradable. SWM Step 4 - Collection - Foot - Bicycle – Rickshaw – Segregation at Source The images relate to the various methods of collecting rubbish, solid waste, from around India’s capital city New Delhi.

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Step 4 - 15 Bin Men - Reportage, India _DSC5594

Waste collected by – By compacting truck The NDMC use large compacting trucks to remove waste deposited in the large rubbish bins from around their municipality in New Delhi. SWM Step 4 - Collection - Foot - Bicycle – Rickshaw – Segregation at Source The images relate to the various methods of collecting rubbish, solid waste, from around India’s capital city New Delhi. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 4 - 19 Magnetic - Reportage, India _DSC5949

Waste collected by – By foot Metal detector – seeking out metal objects for recycling the waste collector walks the streets from early morning swinging his large magnet at the end of his cord. SWM Step 4 - Collection - Foot - Bicycle – Rickshaw – Segregation at Source The images relate to the various methods of collecting rubbish, solid waste, from around India’s capital city New Delhi. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 4 - 21 Rubbish Disposal Point - Reportage, India DSC00087

Waste collection –Bin for residential disposal Solid waste disposal bins are sometimes placed close to residential communities for the local people to dispose of the solid waste. SWM Step 4 - Collection - Foot - Bicycle – Rickshaw – Segregation at Source The images relate to the various methods of collecting rubbish, solid waste, from around India’s capital city New Delhi.

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Step 4 - 22 Selective - Reportage, India _ Box 3 File1 m4 5

Waste collected by – By foot Most waste pickers tend to be selective as the solid waste they retrieve for recycling – maybe they will collect paper, glass or just metal. SWM Step 4 - Collection - Foot - Bicycle – Rickshaw – Segregation at Source The images relate to the various methods of collecting rubbish, solid waste, from around India’s capital city New Delhi. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 4 - 23 Keeping Warm - Reportage, India _DSC5350

Burning some of the waste to keep warm during a cold winters day in New Delhi waste picker segregates sold waste disposed of at a street residential waste bin SWM Step 4 - Collection - Foot - Bicycle – Rickshaw – Segregation at Source The images relate to the various methods of collecting rubbish, solid waste, from around India’s capital city New Delhi.

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Step 4 - 24 Industrial - Reportage, India _DSC5357

Waste picker removes broken glass for recycling from a pile of industrial rubble. SWM Step 4 - Collection - Foot - Bicycle – Rickshaw – Segregation at Source The images relate to the various methods of collecting rubbish, solid waste, from around India’s capital city New Delhi.

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Step 4 - 25 Animal Feed - Reportage, India _DSC5987

Waste Picker segregates roti and other similar discarded food items to be recycled this time for animal feed ie pig food. SWM Step 4 - Collection - Foot - Bicycle – Rickshaw – Segregation at Source The images relate to the various methods of collecting rubbish, solid waste, from around India’s capital city New Delhi. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 5 - 1 Arrival - Reportage, India _DSC5329

Step 5 - Storage and Segregation - These images relate to the storage and segregation of solid waste at Dhalao’s, or waste storage depots, and other locations around New Delhi. --- This image --- Solid waste arrives for segregation at the waste storage depot, referred to as a Dhalao, ready for pickup and transportation to landfill or waste to energy plant. --- Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 5 - 2 Ready and Waiting - Reportage, India _DSC5333

Early foggy winter’s morning empty bins wait at an AG Enviro Dhalao for the arrival of collected solid waste. SWM Step 5 - Storage and Segregation These images relate to the storage and segregation of solid waste at Dhalao’s, or waste storage depots, and other locations around New Delhi.

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Step 5 - 3 Carting Off - Reportage, India _DSC5524

MCD truck operated by AG Enviro transports solid waste bin of to landfill. SWM Step 5 - Storage and Segregation These images relate to the storage and segregation of solid waste at Dhalao’s, or waste storage depots, and other locations around New Delhi. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 5 - 4 On Doorstep - Reportage, India _DSC5534

Homes of local Waste Pickers over look the waste they rely on for their living. SWM Step 5 - Storage and Segregation These images relate to the storage and segregation of solid waste at Dhalao’s, or waste storage depots, and other locations around New Delhi. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 5 - 5 Storage and Segregation - Reportage, India _DSC0004

A Dhalao, or waste storage depot, run by AG Enviro with rubbish to be segregated. SWM Step 5 - Storage and Segregation These images relate to the storage and segregation of solid waste at Dhalao’s, or waste storage depots, and other locations around New Delhi.

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Step 5 - 6 Much to Do - Reportage, India _DSC0005

AG Enviro workers segregate rubbish at a New Delhi Dhalao removing the recyclable items before remained is transported of to landfill or the waste to energy plant. SWM Step 5 - Storage and Segregation These images relate to the storage and segregation of solid waste at Dhalao’s, or waste storage depots, and other locations around New Delhi. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 5 - 7 Rickshaws Arrive - Reportage, India _DSC0002

Rickshaws arrive at an AG Enviro Dhalao to off load rubbish collected from the streets and roads, hotels restaurants, and homes. SWM Step 5 - Storage and Segregation These images relate to the storage and segregation of solid waste at Dhalao’s, or waste storage depots, and other locations around New Delhi.

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Step 5 - 8 Picking the Materials - Reportage, India _DSC0012

Waste Picker employed by AG Enviro goes through a waste bin full of rubbish picking out materials which can be recycled such as plastic, glass, metal, and paper. SWM Step 5 - Storage and Segregation These images relate to the storage and segregation of solid waste at Dhalao’s, or waste storage depots, and other locations around New Delhi.

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Step 5 - 9 Off Loading Handcart - Reportage, India _DSC0009

Handcart arrives at Dhalao and off loads the rubbish for segregating. SWM Step 5 - Storage and Segregation These images relate to the storage and segregation of solid waste at Dhalao’s, or waste storage depots, and other locations around New Delhi.

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Step 5 - 10 Transporting Away - Reportage, India _DSC0072

Bin full of solid waste hoisted onto MCD, AG Enviro operated, transport truck ready for the landfill site. SWM Step 5 - Storage and Segregation These images relate to the storage and segregation of solid waste at Dhalao’s, or waste storage depots, and other locations around New Delhi. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 6 - 1 Ever Growing - Reportage, India _DSC5655

Step 6 - Landfill Site - These images relate to the landfill sites where the solid waste is transported to from the waste storage depot, referred to as a Dhalao, --- This image - Ever growing mountain of rubbish – a landfill site in India’s capital city New Delhi. --- Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 6 - 2 Death and Decay - Reportage, India _DSC5666

A scene of death and decay with animals destined for the abattoir some already dead. Then beyond at the lower level of the landfill site the darkened streaks of methane whilst smoke rises at a high level from burning methane. SWM Step 6 - These images relate to the landfill sites where the solid waste is transported to from the waste storage depot, referred to as a Dhalao,

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Step 6 - 3 Burning - Reportage, India _DSC5667

Methane burns on the landfill site. SWM Step 6 - These images relate to the landfill sites where the solid waste is transported to from the waste storage depot, referred to as a Dhalao,

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Step 6 - 4 The Future - Reportage, India _DSC5668

At the foot of the landfill site a new waste to energy plant under construction. SWM Step 6 - These images relate to the landfill sites where the solid waste is transported to from the waste storage depot, referred to as a Dhalao, Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 6 - 5 Never Wasteful - Reportage, India _DSC5680

Scavenging birds, kites, on mass at the landfill site. SWM Step 6 - These images relate to the landfill sites where the solid waste is transported to from the waste storage depot, referred to as a Dhalao,

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Step 6 - 6 Environmental Impact - Reportage, India _DSC5684

Methane oozing from decaying landfill matter – a major cause for concern regards the impact on the environment and human health and well-being. SWM Step 6 - These images relate to the landfill sites where the solid waste is transported to from the waste storage depot, referred to as a Dhalao, Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 6 - 7 Another Truck Load - Reportage, India _DSC5688

Another truck load of solid waste arrives to be added to the landfill. SWM Step 6 - These images relate to the landfill sites where the solid waste is transported to from the waste storage depot, referred to as a Dhalao,

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Step 6 - 9 The Sky Is The Limit - Reportage, India _DSC5708_edited-1

A lone figure stands tall on to of the landfill. SWM Step 6 - These images relate to the landfill sites where the solid waste is transported to from the waste storage depot, referred to as a Dhalao,

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Step 6 - 10 Heading for Yamuna - Reportage, India _DSC5717

Heavily polluted stream from the landfill site heads towards one of India’s major river systems the Yamuna. SWM Step 6 - These images relate to the landfill sites where the solid waste is transported to from the waste storage depot, referred to as a Dhalao, Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 6 - 11 Sky Full - Reportage, India _DSC5722 -

Scavenging kites sore over the landfill eyeing their next meal. SWM Step 6 - These images relate to the landfill sites where the solid waste is transported to from the waste storage depot, referred to as a Dhalao, Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 7 - 1 Emissions - Reportage, India _DSC5845

Step 7 - Waste to Energy Plant - These images are associated with New Delhi’s Okhla Waste to Energy Plant. --- This image --- Emissions from New Delhi’s Okhla Waste to Energy plant are raising questions from local residents concerned about their health and well-being. --- Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 7 - 2 Reducing Landfill - Reportage, India _DSC5852

The Okhla Waste to Energy plant is now helping to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. SWM Step 7 - These images are associated with New Delhi’s Okhla Waste to Energy Plant.

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Step 7 - 3 Impact - Reportage, India _DSC5853

Questions are being asked regards the impact toxic emissions from the waste to energy system is having on the environment and human health and well-being. SWM Step 7 - These images are associated with New Delhi’s Okhla Waste to Energy Plant.

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Step 7 - 4 Waste to Energy - Reportage, India _DSC5861

The Okhla Waste to Energy plant is now producing much need electricity for the people of New Delhi. SWM Step 7 - These images are associated with New Delhi’s Okhla Waste to Energy Plant. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 8 - 1 Home - Reportage, India _DSC5750

Step 8 - Waste Pickers Lifestyle - These images are associated with the Waste Picking community of New Delhi. For generations New Delhi's Waste Pickers, or Rag pickers as they were referred to, have been at the forefront of recycling the cities solid waste almost for free. Their work has also been a major benefit for the environment. --- This image --- Homes of waste pickers amongst the plethora of waste. --- Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 8 - 2 Young Waste Picker - Reportage, India _DSC5753

Children of the Waste Pickers begin to learn the business from a very young age. SWM Step 8 - images are associated with the Waste Picking community of New Delhi. For generations New Delhi's Waste Pickers, or Rag pickers as they were referred to, have been at the forefront of recycling the cities solid waste almost for free. Their work has also been a major benefit for the environment.

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Step 8 - 3 Another Lifestyle - Reportage, India _DSC5755

For those families associated with waste picking theirs is very much ‘another’ lifestyle in comparison to most people residing in the big city – New Delhi. SWM Step 8 - images are associated with the Waste Picking community of New Delhi. For generations New Delhi's Waste Pickers, or Rag pickers as they were referred to, have been at the forefront of recycling the cities solid waste almost for free. Their work has also been a major benefit for the environment. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 8 - 4 Never Ending - Reportage, India _DSC5758

Waste Pickers segregate what seems a never ending amount of rubbish. SWM Step 8 - images are associated with the Waste Picking community of New Delhi. For generations New Delhi's Waste Pickers, or Rag pickers as they were referred to, have been at the forefront of recycling the cities solid waste almost for free. Their work has also been a major benefit for the environment.

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Step 8 - 5 Plastic Dominates - Reportage, India _DSC5761

By far plastic in one form or another dominates sold waste. SWM Step 8 - images are associated with the Waste Picking community of New Delhi. For generations New Delhi's Waste Pickers, or Rag pickers as they were referred to, have been at the forefront of recycling the cities solid waste almost for free. Their work has also been a major benefit for the environment. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 8 - 6 Home Comforts - Reportage, India _DSC5771

Inside the family home of a New Delhi Waste Picker. SWM Step 8 - images are associated with the Waste Picking community of New Delhi. For generations New Delhi's Waste Pickers, or Rag pickers as they were referred to, have been at the forefront of recycling the cities solid waste almost for free. Their work has also been a major benefit for the environment.

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Step 8 - 7 Home Cooking - Reportage, India _DSC5791

The home kitchen of a New Delhi Waste Picker family. SWM Step 8 - images are associated with the Waste Picking community of New Delhi. For generations New Delhi's Waste Pickers, or Rag pickers as they were referred to, have been at the forefront of recycling the cities solid waste almost for free. Their work has also been a major benefit for the environment. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 8 - 8 All in a Days Work - Reportage, India _DSC5785

A day at work for the Waste Picker. SWM Step 8 - images are associated with the Waste Picking community of New Delhi. For generations New Delhi's Waste Pickers, or Rag pickers as they were referred to, have been at the forefront of recycling the cities solid waste almost for free. Their work has also been a major benefit for the environment.

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Step 8 - 9 Family Laundry - Reportage, India _DSC5786

Pride in all they do and in themselves. SWM Step 8 - images are associated with the Waste Picking community of New Delhi. For generations New Delhi's Waste Pickers, or Rag pickers as they were referred to, have been at the forefront of recycling the cities solid waste almost for free. Their work has also been a major benefit for the environment. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 8 - 10 Backyard - Reportage, India _DSC5798

Work is never far away from the Waste Pickers New Delhi family home. SWM Step 8 - images are associated with the Waste Picking community of New Delhi. For generations New Delhi's Waste Pickers, or Rag pickers as they were referred to, have been at the forefront of recycling the cities solid waste almost for free. Their work has also been a major benefit for the environment. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 8 - 11 Bringing It Home - Reportage, India _DSC5807

Rickshaw arrives at the Waste Picker’s community ready to be off loaded and then items for recycling segregated. SWM Step 8 - images are associated with the Waste Picking community of New Delhi. For generations New Delhi's Waste Pickers, or Rag pickers as they were referred to, have been at the forefront of recycling the cities solid waste almost for free. Their work has also been a major benefit for the environment.

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Step 8 - 12 First Choice- Reportage, India _DSC5809

Invariably it is the dogs which get the first choice from the newly arrived rickshaw loaded with a mixture of rubbish. SWM Step 8 - images are associated with the Waste Picking community of New Delhi. For generations New Delhi's Waste Pickers, or Rag pickers as they were referred to, have been at the forefront of recycling the cities solid waste almost for free. Their work has also been a major benefit for the environment.

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Step 8 - 13 Car Parts - Reportage, India _DSC5888

There is never a shortage of vehicle parts to recycle in New Delhi. SWM Step 8 - images are associated with the Waste Picking community of New Delhi. For generations New Delhi's Waste Pickers, or Rag pickers as they were referred to, have been at the forefront of recycling the cities solid waste almost for free. Their work has also been a major benefit for the environment. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 8 - 14 The Next Generation - Reportage, India _DSC5840

The Waste Picker community has been active in New Delhi for generations, but concerns are growing for the future of the next. SWM Step 8 - images are associated with the Waste Picking community of New Delhi. For generations New Delhi's Waste Pickers, or Rag pickers as they were referred to, have been at the forefront of recycling the cities solid waste almost for free. Their work has also been a major benefit for the environment. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 8 - 15 Short Life Expectancy - Reportage, India _DSC5767

Waste Pickers live in some of the worst slum areas imaginable surrounded by their work. This constitutes tons of New Delhi’s solid waste material they have collected and bought back home in order to carry out the segregating process. This is where families, men, women and children work rest and play so it is little wonder to learn that they suffer from a multitude of diseases and that their live expectancy can be as little as 40 or 50 years old. SWM Step 8 - images are associated with the Waste Picking community of New Delhi. For generations New Delhi's Waste Pickers or Rag pickers as they were referred to, have been at the forefront of recycling the cities solid waste almost for free. Their work has also been a major benefit for the environment.

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Step 8 - 16 Hard Life - Reportage, India _DSC5775

Growing up can be hard and demanding at times. Waste Pickers live in some of the worst slum areas imaginable. This is where families, men, women and children work, rest and play so it is little wonder to learn that they suffer from a multitude of diseases and that their live expectancy can be as little as 40 or 50 years old SWM Step 8 - images are associated with the Waste Picking community of New Delhi. For generations New Delhi's Waste Pickers, or Rag pickers as they were referred to, have been at the forefront of recycling the cities solid waste almost for free. Their work has also been a major benefit for the environment.

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Step 8 - 17 Health and Well-Being - Reportage, India _DSC5769

Waste Pickers find themselves living in some of the worst slum areas imaginable surrounded by their work. This constitutes tons of New Delhi’s solid waste material they have collected and bought back home in order to carry out the segregating process. It is here families, men, women and children work rest and play so it is little wonder to learn that they suffer from a multitude of diseases and that their live expectancy can be as little as 40 or 50 years old. SWM Step 8 - images are associated with the Waste Picking community of New Delhi. For generations New Delhi's Waste Pickers, or Rag pickers as they were referred to, have been at the forefront of recycling the cities solid waste almost for free. Their work has also been a major benefit for the environment. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 8 - 18 Learning Waste Pickers Trade - Reportage, India _DSC5822

Young children from the Waste Picking community learning the trade. Informal waste collection and recycling is quite a complex business in New Delhi. Basically it operates by a tiered structure through which the recycled materials are bought and sold. Those operating at the very lowest level are the Waste Pickers. Originally they were known as Rag Pickers, and they have been working collecting and recycling New Delhi’s rubbish for decades. SWM Step 8 - images are associated with the Waste Picking community of New Delhi. For generations New Delhi's Waste Pickers, or Rag pickers as they were referred to, have been at the forefront of recycling the cities solid waste almost for free. Their work has also been a major benefit for the environment.

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Step 8 - 19 Waste Pickers Back Home - Reportage, India _DSC5810

Waste Pickers find themselves living in some of the worst slum areas imaginable. Surrounded by their work which constitutes tons of New Delhi’s solid waste material they have collected and bought back home in order to carry out the segregating process. SWM Step 8 - images are associated with the Waste Picking community of New Delhi. For generations New Delhi's Waste Pickers, or Rag pickers as they were referred to, have been at the forefront of recycling the cities solid waste almost for free. Their work has also been a major benefit for the environment. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 9 - 1 On The Street - Reportage, India _DSC5888

Step 9 - Lifestyle - On The Street - These images are associated with street dwellers many of whom rely on collecting recyclable solid waste for earning a living. --- This Image --- A cold winters morning on the streets of New Delhi and for those where the streets are their home and their place of work sourcing recyclable waste ‘living’ is exceedingly hard.

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Step 9 - 2 Breakfast -Reportage, India _DSC5917

Start of a cold winter morning on the streets of New Delhi and a typical breakfast for street dwellers such as waste pickers before they start work. SWM Step 9 - images are associated with street dwellers many of whom rely on collecting recyclable solid waste for earning a living.

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Step 9 - 3 Street Family -Home and Living Lifestyle Reportage, India _ Box 3 file 6 m3 17

Many families living on the streets of New Delhi rely on collecting recyclable solid waste for earning a living. SWM Step 9 - images are associated with street dwellers many of whom rely on collecting recyclable solid waste for earning a living. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 10 - 1 Over Spill - Reportage, India _DSC5386

Step 10 - Miscellaneous – Bins – Signs etc. - These images focus on a range of miscellaneous subjects associated with New Delhi's Solid Waste Management procedure – waste bin – signs – etc. --- This image --- Rubbish spills over onto the streets in the centre of New Delhi. --- Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 10 - 2 In the Park - Reportage, India _DSC5576

NDMC have placed waste bins in a variety of public places around the city to encourage people to ‘do the right thing’ with their rubbish, segregating the waste a source – Green’ bins designed for biodegradable waste and ‘Blue’ for – non-biodegradable waste. SWM Step 10 - These images focus on a range of miscellaneous subjects associated with New Delhi's Solid Waste Management procedure – waste bin – signs – etc.

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Step 10 - 3 On the Streets - Reportage, India _DSC5623

NDMC have placed waste bins in a variety of public places around the city to encourage people to ‘do the right thing’ with their rubbish, SWM Step 10 - These images focus on a range of miscellaneous subjects associated with New Delhi's Solid Waste Management procedure – waste bin – signs – etc. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 10 - 4 Keeping Clean - Reportage, India _DSC5627

NDMC have placed waste bins in a variety of public places around the city to encourage people to ‘do the right thing’ with their rubbish, segregating the waste a source – Green’ bins designed for biodegradable waste and ‘Blue’ for – non-biodegradable waste. Even though bins are kept clean rubbish is still discarded beyond the bins on the ground. SWM Step 10 - These images focus on a range of miscellaneous subjects associated with New Delhi's Solid Waste Management procedure – waste bin – signs – etc.

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Step 10 - 5 Use Me - Reportage, India _DSC5630

NDMC have placed waste bins in a variety of public places around the city to encourage people to ‘do the right thing’ with their rubbish, segregating the waste a source – Green’ bins designed for biodegradable waste and ‘Blue’ for – non-biodegradable waste. SWM Step 10 - These images focus on a range of miscellaneous subjects associated with New Delhi's Solid Waste Management procedure – waste bin – signs – etc. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 10 - 6 Hope for Future - Reportage, India _DSC5631

Youth demonstrates hope for the future as he disposes of his rubbish in the appropriate manor. NDMC have placed waste bins in a variety of public places around the city to encourage people to ‘do the right thing’ with their rubbish, segregating the waste a source – Green’ bins designed for biodegradable waste and ‘Blue’ for – non-biodegradable waste. SWM Step 10 - These images focus on a range of miscellaneous subjects associated with New Delhi's Solid Waste Management procedure – waste bin – signs – etc.

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Step 10 - 7 In Central Park - Reportage, India _DSC5642

The centre of India’s capital New Delhi and rubbish bins are there to be used. SWM Step 10 - These images focus on a range of miscellaneous subjects associated with New Delhi's Solid Waste Management procedure – waste bin – signs – etc. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 10 - 8 From NDMC to MCD - Reportage, India DSC00085

Sign indicates moving out of the New Delhi Municipal Council - NDMC area hence moving into the Municipal Council Delhi - MCD area. SWM Step 10 - These images focus on a range of miscellaneous subjects associated with New Delhi's Solid Waste Management procedure – waste bin – signs – etc.

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Step 10 - 9 All in the Sign - Reportage, India DSC00115

A sign at a New Delhi bus stop shelter – It is your city – keep it clean. SWM Step 10 - These images focus on a range of miscellaneous subjects associated with New Delhi's Solid Waste Management procedure – waste bin – signs – etc. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 10 - 10 Beyond the Bins - Reportage, India _DSC5625

Beyond the seemingly empty waste bins rubbish disposed of builds up on the ground .indicating ‘old habit die hard. SWM Step 10 - These images focus on a range of miscellaneous subjects associated with New Delhi's Solid Waste Management procedure – waste bin – signs – etc. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 11 - 1 Recycle Collection Point - Reportage, India _DSC5475

Step 11 - Recycling - These images focus on the various aspects of recycling solid waste products in New Delhi. --- This image --- Recycle Collection Point - The location where glass bottles and cardboard is purchased from Kabadi Walas. --- Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 11 - 3 Cartons - Reportage, India _DSC5479

Supermarket recycles cartons back to suppliers for reuse. SWM Step 11 - These images focus on the various aspects of recycling solid waste products in New Delhi.

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Step 11 - 4 Cardboard - Reportage, India _DSC5409

Cardboard to be recycled piles up next to the purchasers scales at the collection point. Here the cardboard is purchased from waste picker who is paid by weight of cardboard collected. SWM Step 11 - These images focus on the various aspects of recycling solid waste products in New Delhi.

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Step 11 - 5 Weighing the Parts - Reportage, India _DSC5927

Recycling dealer weighs items before purchasing. SWM Step 11 - These images focus on the various aspects of recycling solid waste products in New Delhi. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 11 - 6 Glass Bottles - Reportage, India _DSC0002

Glass bottles being packed ready to go for recycling. SWM Step 11 - These images focus on the various aspects of recycling solid waste products in New Delhi.

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Step 11 - 7 Paper to Recycle - Reportage, India _DSC0005

Paper weighed then packed for recycling. SWM Step 11 - These images focus on the various aspects of recycling solid waste products in New Delhi. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 11 - 8 Rags to Recycle - Reportage, India _DSC0009

Rags and sacking weighed and packed for recycling. SWM Step 11 - These images focus on the various aspects of recycling solid waste products in New Delhi.

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Step 11 - 9 Recyclers - Reportage, India_DSC0011

One location and a variety of recyclers operate. SWM Step 11 - These images focus on the various aspects of recycling solid waste products in New Delhi. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 12 - 1 Up Down - Reportage, India _DSC6013

Step 12 - Landfill Waste Pickers Lifestyle - These images are associated with the Waste Picking families living alongside a landfill site New Delhi. --- Thiese images link with Step 8 - Waste Pickers Lifestyle. --- This image --- Up Down - Possibly twice a day Waste Pickers climb up and down to landfill mountain collecting recyclable materials which will earn them a living. --- Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 12 - 2 So Much To Reflect On - Reportage, India _DSC6024

A spire of a Hindu temple or Mandir reflects in the highly polluted pond water surrounded by rubbish at the base of the landfill. SWM Step 12 - These images are associated with the Waste Picking families living alongside a landfill site New Delhi.

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Step 12 - 3 Waste Pickers Lifestyle - Reportage, India DSC6025

Waste Pickers and the way they live –– as a family – their animals – their lifestyle. SWM Step 12 - These images are associated with the Waste Picking families living alongside a landfill site New Delhi. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 12 - 4 Ever Growing - Reportage, India _DSC6028

Rubbish and even more rubbish – the mountain grows leaving little of the Hindu Mandir visible. SWM Step 12 - These images are associated with the Waste Picking families living alongside a landfill site New Delhi.

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Step 12 - 5 Removed from the Environment - Reportage, India _DSC6031

Waste picker do a almost unrecognized service almost for free as they go about their business removing recyclable materials that would otherwise impact on the environment. SWM Step 12 - These images are associated with the Waste Picking families living alongside a landfill site New Delhi.

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Step 12 - 6 Another Use - Reportage, India _DSC6033

Glass and plastic for recycling. SWM Step 12 - These images are associated with the Waste Picking families living alongside a landfill site New Delhi. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 12 - 7 Lessening Impact on Environment - Reportage, India _DSC6034

Black plastic bags for recycling to be put to another use hence less impact on the environment. SWM Step 12 - These images are associated with the Waste Picking families living alongside a landfill site New Delhi.

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Step 12 - 8 Tea Break - Reportage, India _DSC6037

A Waste Picker at his landfill site home takes a well earned tea break. Their hours are long and conditions are desperate. SWM Step 12 - These images are associated with the Waste Picking families living alongside a landfill site New Delhi. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 12 - 9 Happy at Play - Reportage, India _DSC6056

The harsh uncompromising living conditions Waste Pickers endue seem to matter little to the children who play happy and contented with so little. SWM Step 12 - These images are associated with the Waste Picking families living alongside a landfill site New Delhi.

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Step 12 - 10 Waste Picker and the Landfill - Reportage, India _DSC6065

Following day long heavy rain a waste picker strains pulling his loaded rickshaw of recycled waste threw the boggy conditions whilst behind the landfill mountain dominates. SWM Step 12 - These images are associated with the Waste Picking families living alongside a landfill site New Delhi. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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Step 12 - 11 Care and Attention - Reportage, India _DSC6072

Working in such dire conditions a lady Waste Picker works with great finesse, care and attention to her work. SWM Step 12 - These images are associated with the Waste Picking families living alongside a landfill site New Delhi. Further information and or photographs are available on request - All enquiries to apagemedia via 'Contact' tab.

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