GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
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Old Motor Spare Parts Dealers Association

LIorin, Kwara State, Nigeria

Primary information

Year formed
1979
Formally registered
Yes
Language
Yoruba
Number of members
9893
Type of members
Members employ waste pickers
Occupation of members
Scrap dealers, Waste collectors, Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Association, Cooperative
Organizational Reach
National
Workplace of members
Collection from companies, Door to door, Dumpsite, Landfill, Sorting center, Street
Organization Structure
General Assembly, Central Executive Committe, 4 Zonal Executive Committes
Objectives
Strengthen unity and cohesion among waste pickers, information sharing, organizing collective events, organize market security, sanitation of the market, recognition of waste pickers
Education and training
Literacy & school
Funding
Membership fees
Internal elections
Every 4 years
Women composition
2,0%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Clean & healthy environment, Id cards, Job creation & source of income, Savings or credit scheme

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Excellent and/or friendly
Types of materials
Metals, Plastics
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Selling materials
Challenges to access waste
Lack of infrastructure & resources

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2012 11/01/2012

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