EcoPick (U) Limited
Waste management and environmental conservation
EcoPick uses mobile stations to provide affordable garbage collection services to the urban poor of Mbale city. It charges $1.5 a month. Currently, it operates a garbage truck where subscribed residents living within walkable distances are able to deliver their garbage for disposal. Paper, plastic and metal waste are separated and sold to different buyers at small prices. Food waste is disposed of at the designated municipal compositing.
EcoPick’s target is to build permanent collection stations (EcoDumps), which will reduce 68% of operation costs and enable the enterprise to reduce its monthly collection fee to $1 a month – translating to greater revenue and impact.
Mbale City Council being the local authority supports EcoPick with mobilising the community to take up our services as a promising way to create a waste-free city by 2030.
CASA is one of the long-time clients of EcoPick. CASA continues to recommend EcoPick services to other customers and organisations.
The SEED Low Carbon Awards 2021 in Ghana, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Thailand and Uganda are sponsored by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).
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