Imagine if there were no bin men to come for your bins. And no municipal dump either. This has always been the case for a slum settlement in Pakistan, and it wasn't pretty. They decided enough was enough...
Taking out the rubbish is a necessary, but not necessarily fun chore. But for the residents of one Neighbourhood in Pakistan, the ways they currently get rid of their waste could be fatal.
The slum is situated on a riverbank in Islamabad. It lacks electricity, safe water, gas and many other everyday necessities. However, the residents are also denied access to another vital service: waste collection.
As a result, they dump their waste in the river. This contaminates the drinking water and soil, putting children at risk as they play. To make matters worse, during times of heavy rain the rubbish can cause the river to flood into local homes.