Solid Waste Management
Solid Waste Management
Smart waste management is characterized by the usage of technology in order to be more efficient when it comes to managing waste. This makes it possible to plan more efficient routes for the trash collectors who empty the bins, but also lowers the chance of any bin being full for over a week.
Smart waste management solutions consist of endpoints (sensors), gateways, IoT platforms, and web and mobile applications. A sensor is attached to a dumpster to measure its fill level. Gateways play the role of bridging the gap between the IoT platform and sensor, sending data from the sensor to the cloud. Some edge-processing capable gateways are also needed. These devices process the raw data. The IoT platform does the job of transforming the raw data into information. Most of the time, the IoT platforms are hosted on clouds (private, as well as shared), but sometimes due to high data security requirement, they can be hosted on-premises, as well.
The growing use of the Internet of Things (IoT), smart devices and sensors, and machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity has the potential to reduce unnecessary expenses that occur due to operational inefficiencies in trash collection processes.
The manual process results in wastage of both time and money because trucks often visit dumpsters that don’t need emptying.
Features of Solid Waste Management
IoT-powered smart waste management solutions focus on improving the total efficiency of waste collection and recycling. The most common IoT use case in waste management is route optimization, which reduces fuel consumption while emptying the dumpsters throughout the city.
Reduction in collection costs:
Unlike traditional collection methods, the smart waste management process eliminates the overflowing of trash bins. When a trash bin is about to get full, the authorities are immediately notified. And collection trucks can be scheduled for a pickup even before the pre-scheduled time.
No missed pickups:
Every house would be fixed with UHF RFID Tags and the garbage collectors collect the garbage and scan the tags using the RFID Reader and it’s a confirmation that the garbage is being collected. There would also be an end user app for raising the complaints if any.