The Zabbaleen ethnic minority supports itself by processing Cairo's garbage. Families specialize in collecting, sorting, recycling, trading, and craft making; each trade is intricately connected. These activities are labor intensive, unhygienic, and relentlessly repetitive.
AntiTerminus implements a network of garbage sorting and recycling co-ops owned and operated by the Zabbaleen community. Each facility returns living space to the Zabbaleen residents previously used for garbage processing, as well as increasing the efficiency of collecting and sorting refuse by centralizing the work. Educational and child care programs are offered at each facility and subsidized by the recycling income, with an aim to decrease rates of child labor in the Zabbaleen village to 0.