Community Generates Funds from Selling Recyclables through a Waste Bank Initiative

The separation of waste at source is supported through the provision of segregation bins to collect recyclable waste, which is sold to recyclers – this intervention generates income for the community from waste sorting.


Baan Bang Lha is a community of narrow pathways built on piles in the Tapee River that experiences garbage leakage into the sea. The community has 315 households and their knowledge of waste management was limited. They faced challenges with improper waste management as they did not have waste services. 

WWF Thailand works closely with the Surat Thani municipality to support Baan Bang Lha’s waste management system through the following:

  • Development of a Community Waste Collection System
  • Provision of Waste Segregation Bins
  • Community Awareness Building & Monitoring
  • Waste Collection

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