How Team Has Built Business Out Of waste


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The above pic looks messy but do not worry Team Kabadi Wala ( is here to clean this up. Bhopal based start-up till date has served 1252 customers and are growing. Question 1 – What motivated you to start and what is it all about?  TKW – As we are facing the problem the unorganized sector of waste/scrap material, we are wasting so much of useful material that can we reuse,  that we be useful to the needy person.  Amount of recyclable material that can be recycle is not the present case of the nation.  Don’t waste the waste its useful treat your waste as that it can be reused and recycled. We want to aware people about the benefits of proper organized disposal of waste material can create an impact to their life to the nation and to the environment. The Kabadiwala works on the sector of waste management and organizing the waste sector. As of now there is no way to track your waste material, we provide you the same. The Kabadiwala is doorstep service intends to help out busy people to sell their house hold junk like old newspaper and scraps material etc.

  1. The kabadwiala is here to solve the problem of the unorganized sector of the country i.e dealing with waste or scrap material. We are here to with the motto “Go Green, Recycle, Reduce, Reuse”.
  2. Online kabadiwala, sell your house hold junk like newspaper, iron, plastic, books,  copies etc and get paid for it.
  3. The Kabadiwala is a platform which is environment friendly service, we recycle what you sell.
  4. We donate what you sell.

Question 2  Could you please tell our readers what is your current team size and introduce them?

TKW – We are around 8-10 people working on the Kabadiwala startup excluding pickup guys and other supporting people, as of now we don’t want to recruit people instead we want people to join this social cause and contribute something to the nation that can be impactful.

We are team of Engineers from IT background. Our Team is full of enthusiasm and determined that they want to do something that can create an impact for the nation and will improve the waste management sector,

We all were somehow searching a method to work on something like this and we thought about this and we researched and come with


Question 3 – What is the current size of the market/industry? Any projected growth rates? Who are your major competitors and how are you differentiated?

TKW – As we are based out of Bhopal, we are providing the service for the same, but soon launching our service in other cities also. Our Target customers are everyone, individuals, industries, organizations, colleges, schools etc.

This will affect the environment, go green, save nation, organizing the waste sector will help everyone to live a better life, save energy save paper. Recycle Reuse Reduce

We are different in many ways:

  1.  Organizing the sector via the
  2.  Transparency.
  3.  Track your material.
  4. We are using electronic weight machine. 
  5. We are providing this service 24*7 according to the requirement of the user or the preferred time.
  6.  We are paying more then anyone does.
  7. We are authorized organization like rag pickers are not.
  8. We are providing well educated pick-up boys and well dressed.
  9. We do not cheat user like rag pickers/ waste pickers do they cheat or betrayed during weighing the material they used to show 10 kg weight  just 4-5 kg which is intolerable, we provide electronic weight machine. 
  10.  We can also pick Kabaad in large.

Approach to solve the problem:

  • User/Customer just have to submit a online request or send a message.
  • We will send a employee to collect that waste material and user get paid for it.
  • We have Electronic Weight Machine so that the waste material or house hold junk material can be weighted very fairly and as per the rate list user/customer get paid.
  •  When we get the request, we will contact that User with in 24 hr and send Kabadiwala (Pick-Up Boy) on the preferred time given by user.
  • After request get completed we again make a feedback call.
  • Recycling Process.

Question 4 – How do you market online/ offline ? Do you use any social media platforms?

TKW – We do promote kabadiwala through many ways.

  • Facebook
  • Newspaper
  • Pamphlet
  • Bus Ads
  • Hoardings
  • Banners
  • Words of mouth
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin


Question 5 – What are the challenges that you have faced/are facing in marketing ?

TKW – When we have started this we want to do something like this but as the time passes we realized the impact of our initiative, day by day we fought with new challenges and barriers but we never thought of giving up, we know that very well,  we have to work on this and we believe ourselves . We know somewhere somehow in the coming time this will be the trending topic to the nation.

We have faced many problems as every initiative does, we face glitches like how will we implement it, how we will avail this service to the user, how we will recycle the material how we segregate the material and many more. Every new day comes with new problem and experience and we love that.

Question 6 – What advice you would give to someone starting new?

TKW – Have faith,  never lose hope, work hard, you are creating something new that hasn’t been done till now it means you have to work like that also that never has been done by someone else. You can understand you startup very well, failures are the part of startups, enjoy failures ☺ But comeback with more determination, more power, more strategies ☺


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