I Got Garbage is a Mindtree initiative in the area of ragpicker livelihood and solid waste management.
Its primary goal is to improve the livelihood and working conditions of ragpickers, and to help them integrate into mainstream economy. An equally important goal is to involve citizens and communities in solving the problem of managing solid waste, such that we collectively create jobs for hard working ragpickers, and also make our cities cleaner.
We hope to achieve these goals by facilitating the below
* Help ragpickers offer waste management service by organizing themselves into franchises
* Build online marketplaces where waste generators (households, apartments, offices) can buy waste management services from ragpicker franchises
* Engage urban communities in solving the solid waste problem
* Facilitate access to social security schemes for the ragpickers