The COVID-19 Waste Project investigates how the UK waste sector is affected by, and responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. It works in partnership with industry associations and local authorities, to examine and address hazards related to waste management. This project is funded by ESRC as part of UK Research and Innovation’s rapid response to COVID-19. It is led by the University of Exeter, in collaboration with the University of Nottingham, King’s College London, and the Open University.