Making Waste Work is a practical toolkit, developed for CIWM by WasteAid UK. An early draft was ‘field tested’ at a workshop in The Gambia for community-based organisations from 11 low and middle income countries. Specific chapters and the How-to guides have also benefitted from the input of CIWM members and global development practitioners. It is designed to be used as an online and offline resource to motivate and inspire people to tackle the waste crisis locally, wherever they
are.

Now is the time for communities to act ; it is often too late to wait for outside support. Where there is no municipal service for waste management, communities must be empowered to do something for their own safety and wellbeing. Making Waste Work has been produced to facilitate such action.