"It means a full, hands on eduction in Business, Design,
People, Survival, Philosophy, Humour......and Life!!!!
While you're busy solving the waste problem...you
unknowingly just learn all this along the way,
Dude, its intense!!! "
Whenever one or the other customer appreciates
the composting process and shares their joy,
the whole feeling of "little drops make the mighty ocean" hits
and I feel happy that I am part of the ocean.
Savita G V
"It's about learning to deal with all kinds of
situations, perceptions, behaviour and conditioning -
both in the world outside and even more so within.
Working here is about joining the dots and closing the loop,
it feels like putting a finger on the pulse of palpable change and
being a part of making it happen"
What it means to work for Daily Dump - "I've always believed that every small action makes a difference. It may not change the world, but it makes a difference. And that's the principle that Daily Dump works on too. And so I felt right at home when I started working here. It's a bonus that the people are great to work with too!"
"Working at Daily Dump presents new challenges everyday. I constantly get motivated to look at problems from various perspectives and learn that arriving at the 'right' solution requires constant iterations"
"I love nature and talking to people. At Daily Dump, I am able to fulfill both these needs. It makes me feel that I am not working only for monetary gains, but for something that has a larger impact on the world. Everyday I spend some time in the office garden and find it really therapeutic"
"I really like working for Daily Dump because the company is helping clean up our country. I like the people working here. I have myself started segregating waste better after working here and have learnt many things since I joined. I am able to use softwares like Tally and CRM which I never thought I'd be able to one day"
"Working with Daily Dump offers me a variety of lenses to view life around. The team, the work and what we try to do together makes everyday interesting, challenging and fun. It's not just work, it is an extension of who I am now".
The world of work is changing. Organisations are being re-defined. Our space is also experimenting with new ways of engaging with each other and with the vision on hand. We have the people who form the roots of our space. They have roots in the space, they have been around off and on, and are committed to the long term growth of this space. There are the shoots, who are new, waiting to see if they will grow here or move elsewhere. And then there are the seeds, the result of maturing in our space, young people who learn here and then go out and grow their roots elsewhere and perhaps come back to root here.
Durga is an efficient and accurate packer of all material at Daily Dump. She raises the bar for the rest of the team and is also the reason why our store is ordered and clean.
Thabita is the most soft spoken person in the team and through she may seem small, she is a skilled worker who will not wait for people to get things done. She has worked in an administrative role for many years, is quite a perfectionist and is the glue to our operations staff. She manages hectic operations with calmness and attention to detail.
Head of Customer Services
Savi came to Daily Dump as a volunteer back in 2006 and has since worked in so many roles and each one of them fits her like a glove. She currently is our customer relationship co-coordinator. Her experience with medical transcriptions and the fact that she is also a customer of Daily Dump make her capable of fielding all kinds of customer queries. Savi is a diligent task buster, plant lover and friend of Daily Dump. She thinks she works on a flexi time format, but without her knowing we take over her full time!
Poonam Bir Kasturi
Founder & Compostwali
Poonam wears many hats, the favorite of which is her 'witch hat'. She often pulls new & interesting things out of it that challenge her team.Poonam is trained as an Industrial Designer, has worked as a Design Educator and is now fondly known as Compostwali. She talks to trees, bacteria, clouds and keeps everyone on their toes. She bows to no one except the black soldier fly maggot.
Arjun Dev has held senior leadership roles in the IT industry in delivery, operations and domain consulting. He has worked with ADP Wilco, Genpact Headstrong Capital Markets and is currently working with ThoughtWorks. He has an MBA from IIM Bangalore and BE from NIT Surathkal. He brings in strong capabilities in strategy, setting up scalable operations, building strong customer relationships and grooming leaders. He is a co-founder of epapertoday.com that helps local newspapers come online at low cost. He loves trekking, bird watching, connecting with people, great food and road trips.
Meet our very own tall and suave "Aaga Man" of Daily Dump- Amar. Coming from Civil Engineering Background, our boy here got carried into the world of Social Change. His (in)famous forgetfulness gets him into trouble and often out of it as well. Loves reading, writing , poetry and everything about Manchester United and can travel at a drop of the hat. P.S Dont be surprised if you find a poem on Aaga in the near future. You will know who was behind it.
You'll never find Chandru shirking work. Even as he recounts the anxiety of working earlier on his land in a drought prone village, he continues to smile...saying he is happy to have found work here. He is proud to work with compost and makes this resource available to urban dwellers so that they in turn may grow flowers, vegetables or an ornamental garden. Speak to him for 10 minutes and you too will begin to enjoy the smell and feel of soil. Chandru remains committed to ensuring that this 3 children are well educated.
Kuppamal is the “amma” figure in our office. When she smiles its a delight and without her our office would not be clean and tidy.
Best Tea Maker
Sujathamma used to work at a sheet metal unit in her previous avatar. At Daily Dump, she is a part of much of the behind-the-scenes work, ensuring that customer's orders are packed and ready for delivery. In her own quiet way, she also keeps track and ensures the team's varied chai needs... What she truly enjoys, is packing compost!
Shekar found his way to Daily Dump, looking for work. He confesses to initially having serious misgivings about working with 'waste'. But after the first month of apprehensions, he decided to stick it out and make it work. Today, as a happy member of the services team, Shekar feels happy when he harvests compost for DailyDump's community customers. His years of experience of working in the field in his village ensures that he doesn't shy away from hard work.
Vinita is one of those we've described earlier as being around off and on... She remains fascinated by the new lenses that Daily Dump continues to offer her on resources, human behaviour, design and nature. Her quiet and efficient ability to research, work and just be a good support are invaluable.
Ravi has a rich experience in industry. His enthusiastic and diligent efforts to harvest and service community solutions make him a much liked persona among our customers. His positive attitude keeps the services team energised.
Beulah is an old hand at Daily Dump. She has seen the company go through many avatars and she is loyal Daily Dumper. Her honesty and ability to manage cash makes her indispensable and valued. Her smiles and the fact that she knows the company for so long make her a customer contact person as well.
Kalyani is in charge of delivering our composters to our customers across the city. Apart from this, he is also part of the Logistics team. He greets everyone in the morning with a welcoming toothy grin in his distinct red shirt.
Saraswathi helps in our accounts section to run smoothly.
Magdalene or fondly known as Maggie is incharge of Daily Dump’s Retail Store. Maggie tends to all the customers with a smile on her face. She rarely leaves her desk and is always ready to help. She is also in charge of housekeeping in the office.
Krivanya walks into office with bright coloured lipstick, an even brighter smile and a bag full of phones. She answers all incoming calls in the office and passes them on to the concerned departments. She is also part of the Logistics Team. Krivanya is usually found in solitude in the office garden during office lunch breaks.
T N Yoganand (Yogi)
Yogi works part time on packing all the mountains of Remix Powder and Compost that reaches our customers. He is also great with local knowledge on what is available where.
Thirusenthil R S
Packing and Store Assistant
Young Senthil as he is called is a whiz at packing orders and is enthusiastic to learn more about inventory management. His interest and ability to jump into all tasks makes him a treasure.
Ayshwarya is part of the Sales Team. She also coordinates compost pick ups and harvest visits. Her calm demeanor and efficiency helps her get through each day with ease. She is an ardent dog lover and constantly misses her dog back home.
Kiran is the Channel Growth Lead at Daily Dump. Being organised helps her channel all her energy to get work done. She can be found swiftly moving around the office with flowy clothes and electric blue hair that smells of flowers.
Bhimraya is part of the Packing and Delivery team. He is efficient and hardworking. He is quick witted and always greets people with a big, warm smile.
Usha Kiran Peddi
Usha is a Food Science enthusiast who loves to cook new cuisines and also grow her own vegetable garden! She is a growth associate and works as part of the sales team!
Ramesh is a silent efficient part of the services team. His strength helps our work during unloading and loading large consignments.
Partner Growth Lead
Rebecca handles the growth of Daily Dump’s partner network. Helping us grow our impact and message, one partner at a time. Every day, she speaks to people who are passionate about doing business with heart and help them become part of the Daily Dump family. In her free time, you will find her with a big cup of coffee and a big book in a comfortable chair.
Niharika is trained as a product designer, but loves how she can learn from many other roles at Daily Dump. Her work not only covers sketching, shooting videos & pictures, getting her hands dirty in glue or compost, but also pouring over spreadsheets. And on some days, listening to customers!
Vasanth loves co-ordinating customer orders and compost pick ups and enjoys learning new ideas of sustainability. He is eager to learn and grow his understanding of processes in an organisation.
Why not join as an intern during college to get a good idea about people's perceptions towards waste and how to change them.
Come, spend your graduate gap year here - 8 to 12 months will grow your confidence and expose you all kinds of new ideas & work challenges.
Come & contribute to our growth story, spend at least 4 years with us, knowing that you are making some serious impact.
We think you can come and take over as CEO, our's really needs a break!
We are growing and are on the lookout for talented & competent people who believe in what we do. So, if you can handle the pressure's of a small business, are willing to get hands, can learn quickly on the go and hit the ground running, do get in touch.