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:

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