Traditionally, waste collection has been performed on a fixed schedule. However, regularly scheduled waste collection is not optimal as it does not account for different individuals or businesses filling up their waste bins at different rates. This means collection trucks must stop at each point on their route to empty each waste bin regardless of whether they are full or not. It also leads to situations where some waste bins overflow before the next collection schedule
By implementing sensors embedded with LoRa Technology into waste bins and using an intelligent low-power wide area network based on the LoRaWAN- protocol, cities can significantly reduce their operational costs by streamlining their waste collection routes and deploying trash bins only where they are necessary.
Reduce operational costs by streamlining waste collection through the use of sensors embedded with LoRa Technology
Keep implementation and maintenance costs low, as wireless, battery-powered sensors can be placed on existing waste bins. Batteries can last up to 20 years without being replaced
Reliable RF communication link between sensing infrastructure and LoRaWAN-based network provides excellent coverage
Keeps cities cleaner by preventing waste bin overflow
Monitor trash fill level Schedule optimal waste collection times and routes
Determine the number of waste bins needed.
Sensors embedded with LoRa Technology are placed on waste bins
Sensors periodically report the fill rate of the waste bins.
Gateway sends information to the network where the data is analyzed by an application server.
Application server creates an optimized trash route indicating which waste bins need to be emptied
The optimized route is sent to drivers via computer or mobile, so that they only empty full waste bins