Our Story

Waste Aid works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island (ATSI) communities to create long-term sustainable solutions to address inadequate waste management in disadvantaged communities and in so doing reduce the adverse environmental health impacts.

The national, charitable organisation was formed in March 2014 by a diverse group of waste industry practitioners in response to the lack of adequate waste management services in remote and disadvantaged communities.

Waste Aid creates partnerships with the ATSI people and communities with whom it works. It assists partners to leverage their own skills and expertise to manage environmental problems on their own land.

Waste Aid offers
  • Technical support
  • Program delivery
  • Infrastructure
  • Education and training
  • Knowledge and skills transfer
  • Mentoring
  • Advocacy.