TakaTaka Solutions’ answer to heaps of trash in Nairobi

An employee of Takataka Solutions sorts through trash at the companies compound for recycling. PHOTO| FRANCIS NDERITU| NATION

What you need to know:

  • TakaTaka Solutions, a fully certified commercial waste company, transports city garbage to Banana or Kangemi sites where the company operates a professional sorting outfit.
  • The company has about 60 people working on the Banana site as sorters; they do about 500kgs of trash a day each.
  • About 10 per cent of the organic waste is bought by pig farmers while 90 per cent is taken through the compositing process and is sold to farmers as organic fertilizer.

Nairobi is a bustling city. It is home to about 7 million people…and, well, a lot of rubbish.


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