GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
The Global Alliance of Waste Pickers is a networking process supported by WIEGO, among thousands of waste picker organizations with groups in more than 28 countries covering mainly Latin America, Asia and Africa.
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List « Waste pickers Around the World (WAW)

This is the list of all the organizations listed in the WAW database:

#NameWebScopeType of OrganizationType of MemberNumber of members
(Number of groups)
LocationYear formed (registration year)Member occupation
1 Aakar 1,098 (78)Mumbai, India 1997 (1997)
2 Aasra Welfare Association , , Mumbai, 2015 (2015) ,
3 All India Kachra Sramik Mahasangh, Bareilly Bareilly, India
4 All India Kachra Sramik Mahasangh, Delhi New Delhi, India
5 Amelior amelior.canalblog.co... , 500Paris, France 2008 (2012) , ,
6 Asociación de Recicladores de Bogotá (ARB) asociacionreciclador... , 2,500 (17)Bogota, Colombia 1990 (1991)
7 Asociación Nacional de Recicladores de Venezuela (ANREV) Caracas, Venezuela
8 Asociaciόn de Recicladores Eco Parque Rafey 536 (1)Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2009)
9 Asociaciόn Nacional de Recicladores (ANR) anrcolombia.org , 15,000 (117)Santa Fe de Bogota, Colombia
10 Asociaciόn Nacional de Recicladores de Venezuela (ANREV) 70 (7)Maracaibo, Venezuela (2011)
11 Asociaciόn Regional (ARENOSA) anr.org.co , (7)Cucuta, Colombia
12 Asociaciόn Regional Antioquia (ARRECICLAR) , (13)Medellin, Colombia
13 Asociaciόn Regional Costa Norte (ARCO) , (29)Costa Norte, Colombia
14 Asociaciόn Regional de Cundinamarca Boyacá y Meta , (4), Colombia
15 Asociaciόn Regional del Eje Cafetero (ARR) , (12)La Esmeralda, Colombia
16 Asociaciόn Regional Huila (ARCESCO) , (16)Neiva, Colombia
17 Asociaciόn Regional Narino (COEMPRENDER) , (5)Nariño, Colombia
18 Asociaciόn Regional Santandar (AIRES) , (19)San Gil, Colombia
19 Asociaciόn Regional Sur Colombiana (FERESURCO) , (14)El Calvario, Colombia
20 Asociaciόn Regional Tolima (ARPETOL) , (3), Colombia
21 Asociaciόn Regional Valle VALLE , (11), Colombia
22 Asociaciόn Sindical de Recolectores Independientes (ASRI) , 500 (9)Santiago, Chile
23 Associação Beneficente Caminho Feliz (RECICLAN) 66Salvador, Brazil
24 Associação Cooperativeerativistas de Trabalhadores de Resíduos Sόlidos de Salvador e Region Metropolitana (ACORS) 20Igarassu, Brazil
25 Associação das Comunidades Paroquiais de Mata Escura e Calabetão (ACOPAMEC) 110Salvador, Brazil
26 Associação de Catadores de Materiais Recicláveis Folha Verde (FOLHA VERDE) 18Salvador, Brazil
27 Associação dos Catadores de Papel, Papelão e Material Reaproveitável de Belo Horizonte (ASMARE) asmare.org.br , 380Belo Horizonte, Brazil
28 ASSOCIAÇÃO JOVENS EM AÇÃO 15Santana, Brazil
29 Association Bokk Diom des Récupérateurs et recycleurs de Mbeubeuss 1,200Dakar, Senegal 1995 (1998)
30 Association de Femmes Recuperatrices du Benin (AFRB) 1,000Cotonou, Benin 1997 (2000)
31 Association de recuperateurs du Cameroun (ARC) 300Douala, Cameroon
32 Avani avanisansthan.org , , , , , , , , , 946 (14)Kolhapur, India 1994 (1994) , , , , , ,
33 Bangladesh Waste Pickers Union (Formerly named as “Association of Waste Pickers of Bangladesh”) , , , 519 (7)Dhaka, Bangladesh 2015 ,
34 Binners’ Project binnersproject.org , , Vancouver, Canada
35 Calgary Can calgarycan.ca , , , , Calgary, Canada
36 Catadores da Nova República (CANORE) 21Salvador, Brazil
37 CLD MBL CINGABA 107Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo 2010
38 Collective des groupements intervenant dans l’ Assaissement au Mali (COGIAM) , 613 (120)Bamako, Mali 2004 ,
39 Companhia de Coleta Seletiva Processamento de Plástico e Proteção Ambiental (CAMAPET) 26Salvador, Brazil
40 Conselho de Moradores do Conjunto Habitacional Cajazeiras XI (REVALORIZAR) 30Periperi, Brazil
41 Coop Les Valoristes cooplesvaloristes.ca Montreal, Canada
42 Cooperativa Centroamérica Limpia 20Managua, Nicaragua 2010
43 Cooperativa de Agentes Autόnomos de Reciclagem, Responsabilidade Ltda (COOPCICLA) 30Sete Portas, Brazil
44 Cooperativa de Agentes Ecolόgicos de Canabrava (CAEC) 102Salvador, Brazil
45 Cooperativa de Catadores Autonomos de Papel, Aparas e Materiais Reaproveitáveis (COOPAMARE) coopamare.org.br 150Sao Paulo, Brazil 1989
46 Cooperativa de Catadores do Paraguary (COOPGUARY) Periperi, Brazil
47 Cooperativa de Catadores e Reciclagem de Resíduos Sόlidos e Agentes Ambientalistas do Bairro da Paz (COOPERPAZ) 34Bairro da Paz, Brazil
48 Cooperativa de Reciclagem de Lixo (COOPELIX) 8Salvador, Brazil
49 Cooperativa de Reciclagem e Serviços do subúrbio Ferroviário (COOPERSSF) 27Salvador, Brazil
50 Cooperativa de Reciclagem Geral da Bahia (CRG BAHIA) 23Dom Avelar, Brazil
51 Cooperativa de Reciclagem Preservação ao Meio Ambiente (COOPMAM) 20Brotas, Brazil
52 Cooperativa de Resíduos Domiciliares e Industriais de Itapuã (COOPERDIN) 40Nova Brasília de Itapuã, Brazil
53 Cooperativa de Servicios de Reciclaje Patacόn 25 (1)Ciudad de Panama, Panama 1999 (2007)
54 Cooperativa de Serviços de Reciclagem Meio Ambiente e Promoção da cidadania (RECICOOP) 20Vista Alegre, Brazil
55 Cooperativa dos Catadores da fazenda Grande II (COOCREJA) 23Salvador, Brazil
56 Cooperativa dos Recicladores do Ogunjá 14Bariri, Brazil
57 Cooperativa dos trabalhadores com materiais reciclaveis da pampulha (COOMARP PAMPULHA) Belo Horizonte, Brazil 2009
58 Cooperativa El Ceibo elceiborsu.blogspot.... 102Buenos Aires, Argentina
59 Cooperativa Mixta Segregadores Limitada de Honduras (COMISEGREHL) 20Tegucigalpa, Honduras 2005 (2005)
60 Cooperativa Múltipla Popular dos Trabalhadores de Tancredo Neves (COOPERTANE) 8Salvador, Brazil
61 Cooperativa Pepenadores Relleno Municipal , 120 (1)Comayagüela DC, Honduras 2010
62 Cooperativa Recicláveis de Canabrava (COOPERBRAVA) 54Salvador, Brazil
63 Coopérative des Récupérateurs de la Commune IV 28Bamako, Mali
64 Cooperepa y Cooperativa Recicladores 35Punta Arenas, Costa Rica 2005
65 Ekati Samajik, Saikshanik, Vaidyakiy, Bahu-uddeshiy Sevabhavi Sanstha , , , 320 (9)Kolhapur, India 2012 (2012) , ,
66 Federación Argentina de Cartoneros, Carreros y Recicladores (FACCyR) faccyr.org.ar Buenos Aires, Argentina
67 Federaciόn Nacional de Recicladores del Perú (FENAREP) fenarep.org.pe 2,000 (37)Lima, Peru 2005
68 Ground Score Association trashforpeace.orggro... Portland, United States of America
69 Hasirudala hasirudala.in 6,000Karnataka, India 2011
70 Hlanganani MaAfrika Waste Picker Cooperative 75Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 2012
71 Iainehskhem Self Help Group 16 (1)Shillong, India 2014 (2014)
72 Ikageng Ditamating 49Sasolburg, South Africa 2009
73 Ikatan Pemulung Indonesia (Indonesia Waste-pickers Union- IPI) si-ipi.com , , , , , , 3,700,000 (25)Jakarta Timur, Indonesia 1991 (1991) , , , ,
74 Jan Vikas Society janvikassociety.com , , , , , , 700Indore, India 2001 (2003)
75 Kachra Kamgar Union (KKU) 2,000New Delhi, India 2007 (2008)
76 Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP) kkpkp-pune.org 10,256Pune, India 1993 , , ,
77 Kagad, Kach, Patra Kamgar Sanghatana Aurangabad, India
78 KKPKP Ahmednagar 127Ahmednagar, India
79 KKPKP Sangli Sangli, India
80 Latin American Waste Pickers Network (LAWPN / Red LACRE) redrecicladores.nete... (20)São Paulo, Brazil 2008
81 Movimento Nacional de Catadores de Materiais Recicláveis (MNCR) mncr.org.br , 85,000 (600)São Paulo, Brazil 2001
82 MOVIMIENTO DE TRABAJADORES EXCLUIDOS (MTE) cartoneando.org.ar Buenos Aires, Argentina
83 Movimiento Nacional de Recicladores de Chile (MNRCH) , 5,300 (42)Santiago de Chile, Chile 2007 (2010)
84 Movimiento Nacional de Recicladores de Panama 156Ciudad de Panamá, Panama
85 Movimiento Nacional de Recicladores de Perú mnr-peru.org , , 200 (15)Callao, Peru 2008
86 Nari Pragati Mahila Mandal , 62Surat, India
87 Parisar Bhagini Vikas Sangh (PBVS) streemuktisanghatana... , , , , , , , , 3,000 (200)Mumbai, India 1999 (2004) , ,
88 Parisar Sakhi Vikas Sanstha (PSVS) streemuktisanghatana... , , , , 500 (42)Navi Mumbai, India 2009 (2009) , ,
89 RECICLAL (CAMSAT) Centro de ayuda mutua Salud para Todos y Asociaciόn de Recicladores Emprendedores para el Progreso de Asuncion 18Asunción, Paraguay 2008
90 Red de Emprendedores Nicaraguenses del Reciclaje (REDNICA) rednicaenlinea.wordp... , 1,000 (8)Managua, Nicaragua 2010
91 Red Nacional de Recicladores de Bolivia redsantacruz.org , 1,000 (6)Santa Cruz, Bolivia 2008
92 Red Nacional de Recicladores de Ecuador (RENAREC) renarec.com , 700Quito, Ecuador
93 Red Nacional de Recicladores del Perú (RENAREP) renarep.org , (44)Lima, Peru 2010
94 Republički Sindikat Sakupljača Sekundarnih Sirovina (Syndicate of waste picker of the Republic of Serbia ) rssss.rs 2,000Nis, Serbia 2011 (2011)
95 Rete Nazionale Operatori dell’Usato (Rete ONU) reteonu.it , , , , , , , , , , , , , , (23)Naples, Italy 2010 (2011) , , , , , ,
96 Safai Sena safaisena.net , , , New Delhi, India 2001 (2009) , , ,
97 Sarbah and Ablekuma 100Accra, Ghana
98 Sauve qui Peut biffins.canalblog.co... Paris, France ,
99 Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) sewa.org , , 72,718Ahmedabad, India 1972
100 SEWA Bharat, Self Employed Womens’ AssociationSEWA (all India) sewabharat.org , 274New Delhi, India 1984
101 Sociedad Cooperativa de Seleccionadores de Materiales (SOCOSEMA) Juarez, Mexico 1975
102 South African Waste Pickers Association (SAWPA) , , 6,000Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 2009
103 Stree Mukti Sanghatana streemuktisanghatana... , , , , , , , 3,000Mumbai, India 1975 (1985) , ,
104 Sure We Can Inc. surewecan.org , Brooklyn, United States of America 2007 ,
105 SWaCH Pune Seva Cooperative Society swachcoop.com , 3,800Pune, India 2007 (2007) , , ,
106 The Alliance of Indian Wastepickers (AIW) aiw.globalrec.org (35)Mumbai, India 2005 , , , ,
107 The Association of Ragpickers 408 (11)Kolkata, India 1999 (2000) , ,
108 Union de Clasificadores de Residuos Urbanos Sόlidos (UCRUS) , (7)Montevideo, Uruguay 2001 (2003)
109 Waste Picker Union in Ghana Sarbah, Ablekuma, Ghana
110 Waste Pickers Alliance Uganda (APAU) wpau.org , 169Kampala, Uganda 2001 (2006)
111 Waste Pickers Association of Kenya (WAPAK) Nakuru, Kenya