It’s a nice summer day and you leave your house or office to go for a walk for lunch. As you walk down the street you notice that today there is a lot of rubbish on the street. You get a coffee and a sandwich and try to find a nice place to sit to eat, but there isn’t really anywhere that feels clean. As you walk back to your office you go to put your finished coffee cup in a street bin, but it is full, you hold on to it until the next bin,but it is also full. Frustrated you think to yourself, how come the city is not emptying all these full bins? No wonder there is rubbish everywhere.
Using technology in a positive way
Smart waste management can help keep our streets cleaner, by using technology to track when bins are full and need emptying. Not only can it track this, but the data can be used to generate effective routes for waste collection vehicles by indicating when bins full or are not ready to be emptied. This then reduces unnecessary time of waste vehicles on our roads.By following effective pickup routes, the city will not only be cleaner from waste on the ground but also in the air from reduced carbon emissions due to less fuel being used by waste collection vehicles.
Reducing our waste
It’s no secret that we are producing more and more waste every year. While recycling our paper, plastics, and glass is helping when recycling points are used correctly. Smart waste management can also help with reducing waste in its volumewith the use of compacting bins. Compacting bins mean less collection frequency and costs, Mr. Fill products shows two sorts of compacting bins that are now readily available. Compacting bins can also offer other benefits such as smell reduction, reduced overflow of excess rubbish to the street and reduced mess made from the foraging of rubbish by both animals and humans.
Reducing the costs on our cities
By creating a way where waste collection is dependent on demand instead of scheduled times, costs of waste collection can be dramatically reduced by cities. These costs are in the form of wages of workers, fuel for vehicles, equipment and maintenance of vehicles. Lower costs means that tax money can be spent in a more efficient and beneficial way for everyone in the community.