Smart Municipal waste management uses IoT-enabled sensors in waste receptacles to monitor conditions like fill-level and tilt to optimize waste collection.
What is IoT-Enabled Municipal Waste Management?
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.
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.