After having gained recognition and validation of their rights in Court in 2013, the Association of waste pickers of Bogota (ARB), in Colombia, had to face serious threats to these rights. In 2013 Nohra Padilla obtained a Goldman Prize for organizing Bogota's marginalized waste pickers to make recycling a legitimate part of waste management, making their cause known around the world. . The instalment in 2018 of new garbage containers without considering the informal recyclers labour rights and without educating neighbours about recycling, has worsened the waste problem in Bogota. If wastepickers keep being excluded from the policy making of waste management their recycling activities will be harder and harder to pursue. As consequence they see their rights put at risk jointly with their livelihoods.