Currently, cities have little insight into the state of their public trash bins, which can often get filled to overflowing and create an unpleasant experience for the public. Trash bins are emptied on set schedules regardless of need and often require multiple shifts of workers to manage thousands of bins.
Goals and Objectives
The goals of smart trash bins include operational insight into when bins are full and ready to be emptied, on-demand scheduling for operational savings, compacting for better use of bins, and potential use as another WiFi connectivity hotspot.
Solar-powered batteries, wireless technologies, pressure and temperature sensors, cloud-based platform for route planning and scheduling, and analytics
Use Case Summary
Smart trash bins are IP-connected infrastructure that use solar power, sensors, and cloud-based platforms to ensure that bins are emptied on demand and as required for a more pleasant experience for the public.