Outering Rd hosts more 23 solid waste sorting entities scattered along the road. Local businesses are engaged in separation of used metal, bones, plastics, paper, polythene and broken glass containers. These wastes are sourced from the neighbouring locations such as Fedha, Umoja, Donholm, Buru Buru, Baba Dogo, Kariobangi, Dandora, Kiamaiko, industries and Korogocho which borders Dandora dumping site. Since the road has some dumpsites along Outering Rd in places like Kariobangi junction next to Sunflower Academy and it is common to see some youth scavenging for solid waste for selling to the
These materials are weight and bought per kilogramme at low prices and later sold at a profit to artisan and industries. Factories located next Outering Rd from Baba Dogo, Kariobangi Light Industries and Industrial Area are the main consumers of sorted items. Some of these materials find their way back in the community to be used as plastic and metal sheets for roofing and improving shelter in Korogocho, Mathare and Kariobangi.
Broken or used wood from construction sites are used for making doors, windows and firewood for the food kiosks and chang’aa brewer. There are place where solid waste is happily converted into CASH.