Municipal Waste Management

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    Smart municipal waste management uses IoT-enabled sensors in waste receptacles to monitor conditions like fill-level, temperature, and tilt to optimize waste collection and ensure that receptacles are serviced only when they need it, to reduce operational costs and improve customer experience.

    City municipalities spend around $300 per capita annually to collect and manage waste levels. Traditionally, that waste collection is entirely manual, using schedules to ensure that receptacles are serviced on a regular basis, regardless of their fill-level. This means that drivers spend both time and fuel servicing receptacles that, on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, may often or always be mostly-empty.

    Smart waste management solutions use predictive analytics and real-time sensors to optimize collection routes and ensure that recyclables are processed and sorted correctly. Using this additional data, managers can adjust collection schedules on a weekly or daily basis to ensure maximum efficiency and minimal time spent on empty bins.

    Solutions like Sensoneo claim to be able to reduce waste collection costs by 30 percent and lower carbon emissions by 60 percent.

    Smart waste management solutions use sensors to monitor the fill level of receptacles, to automatically compress waste, or to optimize pickup schedules.

    Key Benefits of IoT-Enabled Municipal Waste Management

    • Save on fuel by only collecting full receptacles.
    • Improve the efficiency and accuracy of the billing process.