Background: Waste work in India is an undervalued position relegated to traditionally marginalised communities. The casual nature of their work coupled with lack of state regulation retains waste employees trapped in poverty. This examine goals to grasp how intersecting methods and relations of energy affect the company of waste employees to form their well being and wellbeing. Strategies: We used in-depth interviews, key informant interviews, and focus group discussions to gather major knowledge from waste employee communities in Vijayawada and Guntur in India. Thematic evaluation was used to analyse knowledge utilizing conceptual frameworks referring to wellbeing and energy. Outcomes: Inter-generational poverty and lack of entry to social determinants of well being retains waste employees trapped in a cycle of debt and poverty. They expertise destructive wellbeing owing to materials and relational deprivations which can be sustained by a nexus of energy relations, defined utilizing the themes of “energy over”, “energy to”, “energy with”, and “power-within”. Conclusions: The flexibility of communities to train company is constrained by the facility exercised on their lives by the state and society. NGOs play a supportive position for the realisation of rights, however the skill of waste employees to prepare and impact change is restricted to coping methods.