Although the EcoService provides a basic municipal service for the township, it is hardly supported by the city’s budget. It functions on the money collected from user fees (most recyclables sales are reimbursed to Aurovilians). EcoService’s main costs are wages and staff needs, diesel and vehicle maintenance charges, and landfill costs. EcoService executives are now looking into fundraising in order to raise money to support EcoService, in particular to expand on its existing infrastructure. EcoService needs an additional load carrier, too. If you have fundraising ideas, or would like to help, send an E-Mail to

picture with women sorting waste at ES shed