A.P.E.'s overall objective is to improve the lives of garbage collectors as individuals and as a community. A.P.E. combines its interest in serving the poor with an interest in protecting the environment, specifically with regards to household waste.

Through its support of the garbage collector communities, A.P.E. aims to achieve the following specific objects:

  • Design strategies to improve solid waste management practices across Egypt.
  • Transfer the technology of solid waste management and advocate for solid waste management policy change across governorates in Egypt.
  • Improve the standard of living among garbage collectors especially in the fields of health, income, education, with a special emphasis on women and children.
  • Create new employment opportunities for garbage collectors in the field of waste management and recycling.
  • Provide training opportunities for garbage collectors and their families in education, health, crafts, and other areas.