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Problem Solver - August 2017
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Manage Waste Efficiently


Trash and recycling collection is a time-consuming task, made more difficult by the sometimes unpredictable traffic patterns in public parks and spaces. The good news is that you can now modernize your waste management system, using wireless sensors to continually monitor fill level, temperature, weight, location and collection status. This sensor-driven management maximizes efficiencies in planning, scheduling, routing and resource utilization.

Q: Collecting waste and recyclables consumes valuable staff time. Is there a way to simplify the process?

A: Wireless sensors can help you modernize your existing system by monitoring the fill levels and weights of containers, so you can collect waste at just the right time. A weight sensor can measure the weight, plus or minus 5 pounds, to provide current and historical information on trash and recycling amounts, enabling you to measure and improve landfill diversion. You can check the real-time status of your containers at any time via smartphone or other device. You will save on collection expenses as you will be able to allocate resources when and where they're needed, reducing fuel costs and carbon footprints, as well as the potential for overflowing waste receptacles. What's more, when you better manage your waste collection, it will add to the aesthetic appeal of your sites.

Q: How else can wireless sensors help improve waste management?

A: Wireless sensors with onboard GPS can provide the location of each receptacles, with longitude, latitude and elevation coordinates that can be communicated wirelessly to any device. This will save time, money and aggravation when you need to relocate containers for special events or to adjust to periods of heavy traffic.

Q: Are sensors safe from vandalism and theft?

A: Sensors can be hidden in any side-loading litter receptacle or recycling center. Look for sensors that are designed and built to remain reliable and accurate even in harsh weather. Sensors can operate with any type of waste, but remain out of sight, providing an economical and environmentally friendly way to improve your waste collection efforts.



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