Bamako is the administrative, the economic and the political capital of Mali.
With a size of 26,750 acres, Bamako is subdivided into 6 municipalities comprising of 69 districts, 19 of which are non-structured housing. The current population of the Bamako is estimated at over 2 million people with a fast growth rate. One of the particularity of our city is its fast spatial growth in relation to development opportunities and structured urban planning.
The proliferation of informal "settlements” has become a difficult phenomenon for the Malian authorities to control. Much of the new residential areas are devoid of urban infrastructures. This means that in many areas of the city, streets and public places are invaded by all kinds of garbage and sewage. These facts highlight the limited means of the city to meet the challenges of development and modernization.
The less than adequate number of public trash cans around the city, combined with the non removal of garbage on time, and the littering in the streets of undeveloped neighborhoods have led to the proliferation of unauthorized deposit sites posing a major health risk to the populations. With its very limited resources, the city of Bamako no longer has the means to provide a true sanitation service for its fast growing populations.
Faced with these major challenges Macrowaste decided to take its share of responsibility by being actively involved in all of the stages of sanitation: industrial maintenance, collection and management of hazardous waste, public awareness campaigns, rehabilitation and treatment of polluted sites and soils, collecting, sorting and trading of ferrous and nonferrous metals , grouping and trading of papers, cardboards and plastic etc.