Recycling industry is one of the most encouraged, awarded and lucrative business venture. Ironically, the raw materials collectors who are mostly street children are considered outcasts and the poorest in the society. The industry is also an indirect beneficiary of child labour and youth exploitation. Middle men buy the recyclables at a throw away price and sell them to the recycling industries at exorbitant prices. If collectors were empowered, they would end up owning the recycling industries. In developing countries introducing professionalism in recyclables trade is one of the easiest method of reducing poverty. This is the only business that one can start without capital. Garbage is free, the easiest commodity to acquire and the recyclables always have a ready market. This project is assisting collectors form self-help groups to enable them benefit fully from their resources. Jijenge Sanitation Youth Group is a pilot project registered in Nyeri County, Kenya. This group has been in operation for nine months and has 112 members. They collect recyclables which include plastics, papers, bones, pet bottles, metal, polyethylene, electrical and electronic waste, repairable and reusable products, animal feed and also make organic manure which they sell to get an income. The group is managed by a team whose duty is to empower group members by assisting them pool their products in a yard, get a better market and sell them directly to the industries cutting the middle men.