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.

Walk for WasteAid – Bridging the Global Recycling Gap – 23 June London

2 billion people in the world don’t have their rubbish collected, and you can do something to help. Join our sponsored walk to help WasteAid train more communities in simple recycling techniques, creating jobs and keeping plastic out of the oceans.

Walk for WasteAid 2018

Join the Walk for WasteAid, a 25km trek through the city of London, zigzagging across 16 historic bridges and ending south of the majestic Tower Bridge. Check out the details and sign up today! There are plenty of sponsorship opportunities too, so please join us and show your support in tackling climate change and marine plastic pollution.

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.

WasteAid stops plastic waste reaching the oceans

Up to 70% of plastics in the ocean comes from normal household waste in low-income countries. Find out how WasteAid works with upstream communities to prevent marine plastic pollution.


The Congo River in Kinshasa, full of plastic bottles (Jan 2018)

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 protect the environment from waste pollution.


Making Waste Work: A Toolkit


Massive fire outbreak at Oluson dumpsite in Lagos, Nigeria leading to serious air pollution and the destruction of people's homes and livelihoods. This BBC photo report from 8 years ago shows the daily life of Oluson residents. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/… #wastematters pic.twitter.com/J0rk…

About 4 days ago from WasteAid UK's Twitter

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