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Got Garbage? This Website is Happy to Help

Bangalore is facing a garbage collection crisis, and today, fleets of trucks and thousands of ragpickers are employed in the worst conditions possible to try and keep the city clean. Bangalore-based IT company Mindtree wants to make it easier for people to get their garbage removed, and to improve the conditions of the ragpickers at the same time.

I Got Garbage, a project that Mindtree initiated, wants to apply business management practices to the ragpickers, so that they can maximise their efficiency (thus reducing the amount of garbage piling up) and also their profits, by selling recycled waste to the right dealers. While there are NGOs that help ragpickers, the company wanted to build a system that is scaleable and sustainable.