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

WasteAid – community waste management and recycling

WasteAid turns the problem of waste into an economic opportunity. We share skills so that people can transform waste into useful stuff, creating healthier communities, cleaner oceans, and a better world for everyone.


WasteAid volunteers learn how to make plastic paving tiles from waste

Each of these paving tiles contains 200 plastic bags

  • We train people in low- and middle-income countries to manage waste in a safe and affordable way.
  • Our partners benefit from local waste management jobs, useful products, a cleaner environment and better public health.
  • We campaign for urgent action to tackle the waste crisis and promote recycling as a tool for global sustainable development.

WasteAid photography competition

WasteAid photography competitionInspire people to see waste through a different lens. Enter your photos on the theme “The Wonders of Waste” to be in with a chance of winning prizes and seeing your photo in the 2019 WasteAid calendar! An exhibition of the winning entries will take place at RWM exhibition in September.

This competition is now closed and the judges have the very difficult task of selecting the winners! Watch this space!

WasteAid toolkit for community waste management

In October 2017 we launched the WasteAid toolkit to help people everywhere set up community waste management and recycling businesses, helping keep neighbourhoods clean and even generating a small income. Watch the How To videos and visit the toolkit for technical and safety tips and more ideas for turning waste into useful products.

Update August 2018: The WasteAid Toolkit has won an international award!

WasteAid stops plastic reaching the oceans

On World Water Day (22 March) WasteAid and CIWM issued a call to action to the UK Government with a detailed briefing paper on the relationship between solid waste management and the growing tide of marine plastics pollution.

“From the Land to the Sea” catalogues the impact that poor or non-existent waste collection and management practices in developing countries have on the growing quantity of plastic waste that is entering the oceans every year.

Waste and Sustainable Development

It’s time to make waste management a global priority. Explore how recycling can help deliver the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

Your support really counts!

Help WasteAid reduce waste pollution and create recycling jobs around the world.

From the Land to the Sea, CIWM & WasteAid report

Walk for WasteAid 2018 raises over £10k

Walk for WasteAid 2018

Making Waste Work: A Toolkit

Join our webinar series

Sign up for free to the WasteAid webinar series on community waste management, in partnership with be Waste Wise.

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Meet WasteAid at RWM

We’ll be at the UK’s largest waste management and recycling exhibition, 12-13 September at the NEC in Birmingham. Come and say hello!



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