The yo-waste idea was inspired by the personal experiences of one of the team Co-founder, Martin. Martin grew up from an upcountry home (in Hoima) before moving to live with his aunt in the city suburbs of Kampala where he witnessed the pain first hand that a lot of households & businesses in urban areas go through to manage their waste.
Inspired by the opportunity, In 2018, Martin Tumusiime teamed up with 4 other friends to venture into a technology startup that could provide a solution to some of the biggest problems faced in the waste management industry of the continent. Martin Tumusiime, Gideon Mpungu, Lubowa Enock, Namuli Brenda & Rogers Kibuule have a background in computer science whereas Joshua Mabingo had worked for a local garbage hauling business for over 4 years.
Yo-waste is a technology based startup in Uganda that helps communities and businesses become more sustainable through its range of technologies such as cloud and mobile based innovative applications that connects different waste management players.
Yo-waste solutions such as the hauler app allows any one who owns a truck to sign up as a garbage collector and get access to our variety customers that need their services.
Started as research project from Makerere university kampala, Yo-waste is walking a journey to change one of the most traditional industries on the continent. The waste management industry for long has been associated with inefficiency, irregularities & poor customer care, this is about to change.
Yo-waste plans to disrupt the waste management industry across Africa.