eTrash2Cash is an e-Waste Management service platform. It manages online the collection of all kinds of wastes from low-income households in Kano, Nigeria and awards them incentives. The startup processes these wastes and makes reusable materials from them, like tissue papers from paper wastes and lumbers from plastic wastes.
eTrash2Cash is a mobile waste management company, it is the first and premier technology-based waste management company in northern Nigeria, providing strong and innovative waste collection and recycling scheme, leveraging on ICT to provide strong environmental, economic and social positive impacts. It registers and collects all varieties of wastes (paper, plastic, glass, electronics, metals, food) from 10,000 low and middle-income earning households and commercial hubs in Kano City online using web technology and gives them incentives, in form of cash rewards through mobile money (eMoney) in exchange for their wastes, depending on its quality and quantity.
eTrash2Cash sells these reusable materials to earn income.
It was founded by Salisu, Kaltumi and Chiroma in Jigawa State during their national youth service programs. But the business was moved to Nigeria’s second largest city, Kano, to exchange households wastes for cash.
Since WeCyclers pioneered this business in Lagos, many players have mushroomed across Nigeria and Africa. Besides eTrash2Cash, there is Recycle Points (Lagos) and Chanja Datti (Abuja) besides EcoPost (Kenya) and others across African major cities.