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Optimize waste collection routes with connected dumpsters

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 Optimize waste collection routes with connected dumpsters - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Networks & Connectivity - LoRa
Applicable Industries
  • Cities & Municipalities
Use Cases
  • Smart City Operations
Services
  • System Integration
The Challenge

Trash containers can often fill up too soon, and most of the time there is no real-time information on waste bin filling levels. Waste is typically collected on a fixed schedule, while the pick-up routes are not adapted to the actual level of waste in dumpsters. Same routes are always used, which is leading to inefficient waste management in a city, and also unnecessary CO2 emissions and traffic complications.

The Customer

LoRaWAN™ sensors

About The Customer

LoRaWAN sensors are IoT devices created to function on LoRaWAN networks. These networks are particularly useful for wireless sensors due to their ability to transfer data across long distances. They also have high-performing link margins that reach signals below the radio frequency (RF) noise floor.

The Solution

Low-power connected ultrasonic sensors are placed in the bins, the connectivity being managed by Actility’s high-performant LoRaWAN™ network management server. The sensors measure the level of waste and notify the waste management company whether the container is at full capacity or when it needs to be emptied. The sensors also provide valuable data about dumpster usage, emptying cycles, and more.

Operational Impact
  • [Cost Reduction - Overall]

    More efficiently and cut unnecessary costs up to 50%

  • [Management Effectiveness - Data Analysis]

    Cities can better analyze the citizen behavior patterns and install the bins at the best locations. 

Quantitative Benefit
  • Private waste management services and municipalities can offer better comfort to citizens by connecting the dumpsters

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