The photo was taken during the distribution of the waste containers in June of 2006 in the City of Joal, Senegal. The waste containers are an integral part of the solid waste management project as it allows households to separate organic waste and non-organic waste. Each household received two waste containers - one for organics and the other for non-organic waste. There are illustrated stickers on each container depicting what materials can be put in each. The average household in Senegal is comprised of 10.5 people. The organic waste is picked up at each household Monday-Friday by donkey or horse-drawn carts and brought to the compost facility where it is converted into valuable compost. The non-organic waste is collected on Saturday and taken to a landfill. Waste sorts in Joal have shown that 85% of the waste stream is organic (typical in developing countries) thus eliminating the amount of trash brought to the landfill. Also, the organic waste is converted into a valuable product - compost - which is sold to support the solid waste management system. Thus the solid waste management project is self-supporting: households pay $2 a month to have their waste collected and 50 kilo bags of compsot are sold at $5 a bag. The demand for the compost outweighs the supply!