The global award in photography and sustainability

Fabrice Monteiro

Located 30 km from Dakar(Senegal),Mbeubeuss is an unauthorized dump site, where each day, 350 rubbish trucks dump an estimated 1,300 tons of household waste, from Dakar and environs. It is an ecological bomb: Since its creation in 1968, the dumpsite has been growing and increasingly gaining ground, polluting surrounding waters, soils and the environment. But Mbeubeuss is also a source of income for about 1,800 people who work in and earn their living from the dump site.