WasteAid UK provides waste management skills in developing countries to improve livelihoods
Almost half the world’s waste isn’t properly managed, leading to disease, pollution and climate change
Proper waste management is a vital health service, and an engine for sustainable development
Support WasteAid UK to help communities turn waste into wealth
We partner with local organisations to share skills and make lasting change
We campaign to draw attention to the global waste emergency and promote the importance of good waste management
Together with our local partners, we are working towards a more equal, healthy and prosperous world

In our first year, WasteAid UK has:

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Join our Festive Fundraiser, the Happy Christmas Jumper Swap!

In the UK we spend £300 million each year on Christmas jumpers.

That’s a lot of money, and a lot of jumpers, so at WasteAid we’re launching a festive fundraiser: The Happy Christmas Jumper Swap.

It’s fun, it’s easy, and supporting WasteAid will give you a warm fuzzy feeling too. With Christmas nearly upon us (sorry!) what are you waiting for?

If you’ve got an old Christmas jumper, or you need a new one, then join the WasteAid Festive Fundraiser! You can read more about it here.



Why WasteAid?

Waste management is vital for health, environment and economy, yet half the world’s waste isn’t properly managed. WasteAid UK is a waste management charity working to make an impact on the global waste emergency by:

  • Partnering with local organisations to improve the health, environment and livelihoods of people without waste services.
  • Building the skills of local people to deliver practical solutions to the waste management crisis in their own communities.
  • Raising awareness of the benefits of proper waste management and campaigning for greater change.


It’s easy to take waste services for granted, but more than 2 billion people don’t have their waste collected, leading to global problems like the spread of disease and climate change.

Basic waste management is hugely cost-effective. For every £1 spent on improving waste management in lower-income countries, up to £10 of savings are made through health protection, flood prevention and creating sustainable livelihoods.

Supporting WasteAid UK is a powerful way to help protect people and planet. Your support can make the world of difference, because #WasteMatters.


Waste dump

1.4 Million people live surrounding this waste dump

Does this image scare you? It should.

This is the land the Ebola crisis emerged from in December 2013, and killed at least 11,310 people. Three years on and there is still nowhere in this city to treat human waste (not one waste water treatment facility in a city of 1.4Million people). There is no controlled waste disposal site.

This is how diseases spread, and turn into global epidemics. We need to prioritise waste management NOW, before it’s too late.

Read our latest article here, and then please, do something about it.


Waste and the Sustainable Development Goals

We train people to manage waste safely and become self-employed recycling entrepreneurs. Find out how our work is helping deliver the Global Goals.


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