With the spread of coronavirus, waste collection and street cleansing crews cannot stay home to stay safe. They are keeping waste collection services going, and helping limit the spread of disease in their communities, towns and cities.

If the last few weeks have taught us anything, it is that we humans are in this together.

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Public health sits alongside planetary health as an urgent and shared priority. Waste collectors everywhere deserve our respect, our support, and our help to deliver their vital service while staying safe. 

Our fundraising events are postponed, so we’ve been hatching plans to keep you involved, physically fit and having fun, while making a positive impact around the world.

Please give what you can to help waste collectors in lower-income countries stay safe.

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Gift Aid It!Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you. A Gift Aid declaration allows WasteAid to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to WasteAid we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like WasteAid to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that WasteAid will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When WasteAid receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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Supporting waste collectors 

People working with waste are often the among poorest in society, with no access to protective clothing, disinfectant or running water. At WasteAid we have worked with sector specialists to produce urgent guidance for waste picker cooperatives, private waste collectors, community groups and municipalities to help keep waste workers healthy.

Some of our partner teams have put activities on hold temporarily and are losing much-needed income, whereas others need to continue providing waste collection services and need extra support.

Of course we have also had to postpone our own fundraising events, so we are asking you directly to please donate to WasteAid and help make a difference, today.



Join the Virtual Safari!

WasteAid has created a Virtual Safari into the Kenyan wilderness, an immersive experience with science, culture, art, cookery and lots of wildlife to help lift spirits, and to raise money for waste collectors in low-income countries.

Get involved from home

What novel and fun ways can you think of to fundraise while practicing social distancing?

It’s easy to fundraise directly for WasteAid: simply set up a JustGiving account and link your page to the WasteAid appeal Waste Collectors Rock!

Connect with us on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and share your fundraiser with all your friends. The more people who understand the importance of waste collectors for public health, the better.


Fundraising at home? Are we serious?

While it might sound a bit unconventional, fundraising at home can be enormous fun!

Check out some ideas from the wonderfully creative folk at WasteAid HQ, or invent your own. We can’t wait to hear about the creative ways you find to make a positive impact, from home.

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