Technology that is powering a garbage revolution.
June 2014 saw the launch of I Got Garbage’s operations in Bengaluru, in partnership with HasiruDala. Later that year, we signed a service contract with the Electronics City Industrial Township Authority (ELCITA), which is the governing authority for one of India’s largest tech parks, housing offices of over 200 global corporations. In 2015, IGG also launched several dry waste donation and home composting drives with the help of volunteers in Bengaluru. This resulted in over 5000 houses signing up for our ‘Donate Dry Waste’ campaign. Today, our partners cater to over 200,000 households in Bangalore, diverting hundreds of tons of waste from landfills on a daily basis.
Soon, IGG will be delivering ‘Zero Waste’ services through a waste-picker cooperative model in Doddathogur village near Electronic city.
Team IGG collaborated with SWaCH Plus to launch their composting operations in Feb 2016. For the first time in India, a low-cost and highly effective composter was designed and deployed in residential communities across the city. IGG also supported SWaCH Plus on modeling the composting business, community engagement, service operations, and other organization-building activities.
Today, SWaCH Plus caters to 65+ housing societies across the city. Another proud moment for team IGG.
IGG piloted its first “Zero Waste Ward” model in Hazaribagh in 2016. This was done in partnership with ‘Nai Kiran’ and the ‘Hazaribagh Nagar Nigam’. Our activities began with the launch of door-to-door collection through Nai Kiran’s waste-picker collective, and setting up a functional recycling center. As a part of our community engagement drive, training and awareness programs were conducted for citizens. Moreover, electronic rickshaws were used in collection, making the entire process zero-emission. IGG will soon expand the Zero Waste Model coverage to the entire city. The project was actively supported by Honorable MP Shri Jayant Sinha.
In 2017, we found our partner in Mumbai – Stree Mukthi Sanghatana, India’s first women waste-picker cooperative. Currently, this partnership is based on providing bulk waste and community composting solutions in the city. We are working towards installing the IGG Composter in various apartments and bulk waste generators like offices, schools, and other establishments.
In partnership with Bhubaneswar Smart City Council, Development Authority, and Municipal corporation, IGG will be launching operations in the city soon. Watch this space for further updates.
OUR FOOTPRINT ACROSS INDIA
Tonnes of Waste Diverted from Landfill
“It feels like we are all part of something good”
“When we started, we had no data on waste management. IGG’s technology helps us manage information on waste, and devise solutions for future operations as well”
“I Got Garbage helped us build structure and processes into our model, which enables us to scale and provide dignified employment to waste pickers”
“With I Got Garbage, we have been able to build a data-driven approach to our operations. Their technology played a crucial role in the achievement of our Zero waste to Landfill vision. The IGG team brought in key insights on waste domain to the table, and they build technology solutions that work”
“We have been using I Got Garbage’s mobile apps for data collection and invoice generation. Using the dashboards, we have been generating periodic reports to assess our field performance. It has improved our efficiency, transparency, and accountability on field.”