Our Services

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    Urban Waste

    Does your apartment building or corporate campus need a conscious solution for garbage? 'SwachhWorks' is Hyderabad’s first total waste solution for private bulk generators, including large housing societies, corporate offices and university campuses.

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    Recycling Pickup
    & Processing

    Have a lot of recyclables at your business or household and want to get rid of it AND get paid? Our Recycling Pickup & Processing service offers on-time, professional recyclables pick-up you can count on.

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    Municipal Waste Management
    & CSR

    Are you a city leader seeking a sustainable and affordable waste solution, or a corporate CSR leader looking for a collaborative partner? Our Municipal Waste Management and CSR services have your answer.

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Urban Waste Management

Waste Venture India's 'SwachhWorks' solution includes professional doorstep collection of waste, scientific and eco-friendly on-site processing of organic waste (e.g. kitchen waste), and recycling of dry/recyclable waste, reducing the waste out of the gate by up to 90%. We can also complement your existing collection system with a tailored solution.

Benefits of our Urban Waste Management service include:

  • Greener footprint: reduceup to 90% of waste that would normally be landfilled; plus, be confident that any less valuable waste is not just trashed in the nearest open plot
  • Citizen engagement: residents or employees can learn about green initiatives such as composting and recycling directly from our staff; plus, receive a portion of the compost we produce for use in gardens or elsewhere; visit our recycling center as educational trip
  • Regulatory compliance: comply with the upcoming Municipal Solid Waste regulation, MSW 2015
Contact us to identify a better solution for your waste

Recycling Pickup & Processing

Waste Venture India's Recycling Pickup & Processing service offers responsive and reliable recyclable pickup direct to your doorstep for a variety of dry waste. If you are a manufacturer, corporate, university or even a consumer with a large volume of dry waste, we offer two options 1) direct sale to WVI, 2) donate your waste.

Our service is professionalizing the informal sector for greater livelihood and environmental impact, linking waste pickers and scrap dealers to multinational companies. We collect a variety of dry waste types, and are the official partner of Tetra Pak India for collecting and recycling post-consumer Tetra Pak in Telangana.

Benefits to the customer:

  • Transparent pricing: better prices for greater volumes, rather specific prices for a specific customers
  • Timely pickup, timely payment: your waste picked up at your convenience with on-time payment
  • Fair labor and safe environmental practices: your waste is processed in an eco-friendly manner by workers receiving fair compensation
Contact us to schedule pickup or learn more

Municipal Waste Management & CSR

Waste Venture India's Municipal Waste Management (MWM) service helps small cities (100k – 500k population) do something responsible about their waste and comply with national waste regulations. Our standard service includes collections and processing of both organic and dry waste, and monetizing the byproducts (typically compost and recyclables) to support operations and increase affordability to the municipality.

Our Municipal Waste Management service stands out:

  • Manage all the waste: we tackle all the waste, diverting up to 80% of garbage from dumpsites
  • Minimize cost: as a social enterprise, we’re driven by impact, therefore small cities get a solution they can afford
  • Raise the bar for professionalism: we’re not an NGO, and we’re not an entrenched contractor. Our team has global backgrounds from the world’s top companies, all brought to India’s small cities

For corporates seeking CSR support, Waste Ventures India can design and implement a professional, collaborative and impactful waste management program aligned with company CSR objectives and values. Whether it is sponsoring a small city or ward, designing a recycling program, or another initiaitve, Waste Verntures India can help your impact spending go further, more seamlessly.

Other municipalities and clients have already found our service impactful: "The quality of service and engagement from Waste Ventures has been first-rate." --MG Gopal, IAS, Principal Secretary, Telangana

Get in touch to learn more



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Rob Whiting

Managing Director

Rob directs WVI’s overall strategy and operations. He is a former consultant with The Boston Consulting Group, and brings experience across Asia and Africa from organizations including TechnoServe and USAID. Rob graduated from Vanderbilt University, where he was an Ingram Scholar and Keegan Traveling Fellow.

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Roshan Miranda


Roshan leads WVI's urban waste management and recycling work in Hyderabad. Roshan brings previous strategy experience with The Boston Consulting Group, where he was based in Houston, Texas. He has a Ph.D. in Developmental Biology from Baylor College of Medicine and is a native of Bangalore.

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Mathangi Swaminathan

Associate Director

Mathangi leads WVI's Urban Waste Management vertical. She graduated from the Indian School of Business and has worked in technology companies across India and South East Asia. She brings experience from the social sector, including organizations such as Ashoka.

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Srikanth Soni


Srikanth leads WVI's manufacturer-facing recycling business. He brings experience in industry operations from Larsen & Tubro and a background in the startup space with Ubitous Information Systems. Srikanth is a graduate of KITS Warangal, where he studied Mechanical Engineering and was even the university's radio DJ.

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Finance Associate

Anjaneyulu is responsible for WVI's finance and administration. He brings over 9 years of experience in finance and field operations, having previously worked for BASIX as a field executive and as an accountant with a major logistics company. He is a graduate of Andhra University.

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Tasha Russman

Human Capital Lead

Tasha directs WVI's recruiting and people strategy. She is a founding member of The Difference Group, a social enterprise talent agency, and has worked across numerous social enterprises including Impact Hub in Mexico City and Grey Matters in Hyderabad. She is a graduate from Scripps College, Claremont.

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Nagaraju Tejvat

Project Officer

Nagaraju directs our Nalgonda project site. He brings previous management experience with Nokia and is a graduate of Osmania University

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Ravi Kumar

Marketing Lead

Ravi heads WVI’s Tetra Pak collection work and warehouse operations in Hyderabad. He brings previous experience as a Marketing Officer at Reliance and has extensive experience managing informal workers.


Board & Advisors

This is backed with proven experience on the board and advisors

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Parag Gupta

Founder of Waste Ventures India

Founder of Waste Ventures Consortium, including Waste Ventures India, its management company Waste Capital Partners, and Waste Ventures Charities. Previously at the World Economic Forum and Bridgespan. He is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School and University of Chicago.

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Vijay Mahajan

Founder/CEO of BASIX

Founder of BASIX, which promotes livelihoods of more than 2 million low-income individuals

Founded over 25 social enterprises focused on livelihoods

Advisor to the Govt of India, Reserve Bank of India, and NABARD

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Amitabha Sadangi

CEO of IDE-India

CEO of IDE-India which creates technology such as treadle pumps and drip irrigation for micro-farmers

Recipient of numerous awards including the Ashden Award, Skoll Award, Gates Funding, and Acumen Fund investment

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Adrien Couton

Partner and Lead of Water & Sanitation, Dalberg

Formerly CEO of Naandi Water, a leading Indian NGO focused on providing potable water to rural communities

Manager, Water and Sanitation Portfolio at Acumen Fund

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Payal Randhawa

Solid waste management expert, entrepreneur

12+ years’ experience in social enterprise in India, including serving as Executive Director of National Association of Social Enterprises, India

Served as Director of social entrepreneurship portfolio at the Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation


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All of India 3rd Best Municipality

(Cities <400,000 population)

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Andhra Pradesh 2nd Best Waste Management System

(Cities <400,000 population)

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50 Game Changing Green Businesses

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Green Leaf Awards 2015 1st place - Best SWM project


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We are revolutionizing solid waste management.

This means lots of work, lots of responsibility, and lots of tangible change. We are creative with our solutions, tenacious in our approach, and see the fruit of our labor every day.

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We have high expectations & care for your success.

We believe that high expectations give rise to high quality work. Our team is small, agile, and hands out as much responsibility as you can take. Our job is to make your success possible, and yours is to make it happen.

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We are always improving.

Surprising as it may seem, we're not perfect. We are constantly improving as an organization and as individuals, and facilitate this process informally day-to-day and through formal feedback sessions, our mentorship program, and monthly trainings.

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We have (a lot of) fun.

Friday afternoon beers, company retreats, team dinners over games of Mafia and pranking anyone who’s left their laptop unguarded are all staples of our culture. If you’re going to be in a trash business, these are the people to do it with.

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