A nationwide conflict in Indonesia about the construction of incinerators has been ongoing for over a decade. Despite the Supreme Court ruling against the construction of incinerators, the Indonesian government is currently planning the construction of multiple incinerators in 7 different cities; Jakarta, Tangerang, Bandung, Surakarta, Surabaya, Makassar and Semarang . With a growing problem of urban waste management in Indonesia’s major cities, and with landfills reaching their capacity, the Indonesian government has tried to accelerate the construction of incinerators. National environmental organizations, local residents and activists, especially in the city of Bandung, are responding and resisting to this process, arguing that the government’s promotions threaten the right to environmental health . Besides the potential environmental dangers, the construction of incinerators in Bandung and other cities in Indonesia will have fatal consequences for the 'Pemulung' or wastepickers in the country. An estimated 2 million wastepickers in Indonesia engage in collecting and recycling plastics, metal and cardbord and they play a crucial role in municipal solid waste management where they contribute to a large trade in recycling of waste products . If the incinerators in Bandung get constructed, the livelihoods of the wastepickers in the city are at risk, as they will lose access to their source of income, yet they have not been consulted in any decision-making of the waste management.