For the 64 million urban residents of Bangladesh, the services provided by waste and sanitation workers are vital. ˜ey help keep toilets usable, clean drains and streets, remove rubbish, and recover waste for recycling. ˜e majority of these workers are informal, with hazardous working conditions. Rather than being welcomed for their contribution, they face harassment and discrimination from residents and authorities. Explicitly including these groups in existing labour policies would create a new set of expectations for how local authorities, companies, and residents should treat these workers. It would be a step towards transforming the lives of these workers as they serve people and the environment.