The International Alliance of Waste Pickers is a union of waste picker organizations representing more than 460,000 workers across 34 countries
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List « Waste pickers Around the World (WAW)

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

#NameWebSNScopeType of OrganizationType of MemberNumber of members
(Number of groups)
LocationYear formed (registration year)Member occupation
1 Association Bokk Diom des Récupérateurs et recycleurs de Mbeubeuss 1,200Dakar, Senegal 1995 (1998)
2 Association de Femmes Recuperatrices du Benin (AFRB) 1,000Benin 1997 (2000)
3 Association de recuperateurs du Cameroun (ARC) 300Cameroon
4 CLD MBL CINGABA 107Democratic Republic of Congo 2010
5 Collective des groupements intervenant dans l’ Assaissement au Mali (COGIAM) , 613 (120)Bamako, Mali 2004 ,
6 Coopérative des Récupérateurs de la Commune IV 28Bamako, Mali
7 Hlanganani MaAfrika Waste Picker Cooperative 75Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 2012
8 Ikageng Ditamating 49Sasolburg, South Africa 2009
9 Kpone Landfill Waste Pickers Association Ghana 2014 (2018)
10 National Association of Scrap and Waste Workers of Nigeria (NASWON) 700Lagos, Nigeria 2018 (2021) ,
11 Sarbah and Ablekuma 100Accra, Ghana
12 South African Waste Pickers Association (SAWPA) , , 6,000Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 2009
13 Waste Picker Union in Ghana Sarbah, Ablekuma, Ghana
14 Waste Pickers Alliance Uganda (APAU) , 169Kampala, Uganda 2001 (2006)
15 Waste Pickers Association of Kenya (WAPAK) Nakuru, Kenya