229800909 - Population Council Knowledge Commons Poverty Gender and Youth Social and Behavioral Science Research(SBSR 1984 Community management of

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Population CouncilKnowledge CommonsPoverty, Gender, and YouthSocial and Behavioral Science Research (SBSR)1984Community management of waste recycling: TheSIRDOMarianne SchminkFollow this and additional works at:departments_sbsr-pgyPart of theCommunity-Based Learning Commons,Family, Life Course, and Society Commons,International Public Health Commons,Place and Environment Commons, and theUrban Studiesand Planning CommonsThis Case Study is brought to you for free and open access by the Population Council.Recommended CitationSchmink, Marianne. 1984. "Community management of waste recycling: The SIRDO," SEEDS no. 8. New York: Population Council.
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Community Management of Waste Recycling: The SIRDOStory hy Marianne SclimmlrIntroductionAt the beginning of 1978, a group of families were awaiting access to low-cost housing in Merida, a city on Mexico's southeastern coast. Typically such low-cost, subsidized housing consists of a three-room core unit with water, electricity and drainage. The waiting list for houses with the conventional type of drainage used in the region, consisting of an

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