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Challenges and Opportunities of Source-Segregated Waste Collection in Sri Lanka

Dr. Anurudda Karunarathna, Thilini Rajapaksha, Yasas Gamagedara, Shenal Kaldera, Nadeesha Vidanage
Kazunobu Onogawa, Premakumara Jagath Dickella Gamaralalage, Miho Hayashi, Rajeev Kumar Singh
IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET)
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This report presents the challenges faced and opportunities revealed through a study of two cases of source-segregated waste collection by local authorities in Sri Lanka; Moratuwa Municipal Council, in Colombo, and Kataragama Pradeshiya Sabha, in Monaragala for the purpose of raising planning and decision making capacities not only in Sri Lanka but also abroad, thus helping to achieve source-segregated waste collection over a much wider area. It offers a profound analysis of means to improve waste collection systems for segregated waste as well as effective means and tools for communication and promotion.