Wasteaware’ Indicators; An Assessment of The Current Solid Waste Management System in Lahore, Pakistan

  • Inam Ullah Khan NCBA & E, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Wasif Ali Waseer NCBA & E, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Sami Ullah NCBA & E, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Zohair Durrani NCBA & E, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
Keywords: Lahore Waste Management System (LWMC), Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Union Council (UC)


The present status of solid waste management reviewed into this article based in Lahore, Pakistan. Following UN-Habitat city profiling with involved systematic quantitative, qualitative assessment, governance features of the present waste management includes in and shows the present system, waste collection, transportation is the main concentration and producing 74,000 tons year-1 of organic compost. Lahore waste management system (LWMC) is low in their target market consulted in decision making (inclusivity) and bad performance (governance features). Formal waste management system having backward of the informal system, which is absolutely inconsistent with current waste management systems. Watchful arranging and organization proposed here to reduce the trouble by integrating informal waste management system into formal waste management system for shared advantages. The integrated sustainable waste management (ISWM) indicators used for different levels of income class and LWMC performance in Lahore. Recommendation builds for the public awareness for recycling and to make the integrating informal sector sustainable system and fill the historical data gap.