We've organized a relief fund and are buying food rations, sanitizers, and face masks, and packing relief kits that we are distributing in Dehradun and Dharamsala, with support from local police departments and district magistrates.

As fortunate as you are to read this, there are countless waste workers for whom staying at home means a fate worse than isolation. It will very soon mean no income, little food, and barely a place to sleep. We are shining a light on these neglected communities who need our support, now more than ever, because staying at home is the hardest of their options.

Our team is committed to providing support and relief to communities of waste pickers and those in the informal waste sector who will be hit very hard by this crisis. They rely heavily on basic income from the sale of recyclables. But their risk of contracting COVID-19 from waste is also high.


Pledge Your Pay

Become a Payroll-Giving Partner!

Are you a leader or department head? Your company can now partner with us in a voluntary payroll-giving model.

Your employees who are working from home can voluntarily participate by pledging one day’s salary as a donation to provide direct food or cash relief to waste workers.

We have so far disbursed direct cash deposits of Rs.5,000 each to 88 families whose accounts have been verified.

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Dehradun Relief Distribution

(last updated: 28 May 2020)

Food Purchased:  24,109 kgs

Relief Kits Packed:  1,814

Relief Kits Distributed:  1,577

Areas Distributed In:  57

People Supported:  4,589


Dharamsala Relief Distribution

(last updated: 28 May 2020)

Food Purchased:  4,158 kgs

Relief Kits Packed:  199

Relief Kits Distributed:  188

Areas Distributed In:  10

People Supported:  610


Any help you can provide towards this relief fund is greatly appreciated. We welcome support through the following ways, as well as cheque and cash. Please email us directly at info@wastewarriors.org to contribute in any other way, including in-kind.


Donate Via UPI

Scan to Donate using any UPI app (PayTM, G-Pay, etc).

UPI ID:  "wastewarriorssociety@sbi"

Merchant Name:  "Waste Warriors Society"


Donate Via Give India

You can also donate on Give India

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Donate Via Give Bank Transfer

International Donations:
Account Name: Waste Warriors Society
Account Number: 36423912126
Bank Name: State Bank of India (SBI)
Branch Name: Main Branch Dehradun
IFSC: SBIN0000630
Branch Code: 00630
Email: dehradun@wastewarriors.org
Phone: +91 78952 67144

Indian Donations:
Account Name: Waste Warriors Society
Account Number: 33742176465
Bank Name: State Bank of India (SBI)
Branch Name: New Cantt Road
Branch City: Dehradun
Branch State: Uttarakhand
IFSC code: SBIN0060432
Email: dehradun@wastewarriors.org
Phone: +91 78952 67144


Waste Warriors is a registered society (12A, 80G). Indian donations are 50% tax-exempt.
We can also accept international donations to a dedicated account, as per India's FCRA.


We wish you and your families good health and safety through these difficult times.

Your fellow Waste Warrior,

Avinash Pratap Singh

CEO, Waste Warriors Society