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Saturday, 20 January 2018 - 14:18
Huge Brazil rubbish dump closes after decades
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One of the biggest rubbish dumps in South America has closed in Brazil after almost 60 years.

The Estructural dump in the country's capital, Brasilia, had processed more than 1,000 tonnes of rubbish every day.

But its closure is likely to have an impact on a nearby favela as many of the residents rely on scavenging.

The regional governor, Rodrigo Rollemberg, says the rubbish scavengers will be paid to work in a recycling centre in cleaner conditions.

A child works at Lixao da Estrutural, Latin America's largest rubbish dump, in Brasilia, Brazil, 19 January 2018

Waste pickers work at Lixao da Estrutural, Latin America's largest rubbish dump, in Brasilia, Brazil, 19 January 2018

Youths hang from a rubbish lorry at Lixao da Estrutural, Latin America's largest rubbish dump, in Brasilia, Brazil, 19 January 2018

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