When installed in bins and dumpsters across the city, the sensors measure how full they are. The devices relay that information via an app, letting managers monitor fill levels and waste usage in real time, right from their computers. This process helps prevent bins from overflowing and enables waste collection teams to schedule pickups only when they’re needed.
Smart Waste sensors are designed to make work easier for municipal managers in a variety of ways. One of the biggest advantages is that they afford ultimate control over waste and recycling collection. With so many receptacles across cities, the amount of trash can vary greatly from bin to bin. This can lead to problems with overflowing waste, unnecessary collection trips, and high running costs. With Smart Waste, workers don’t have to spend time checking and emptying dumpsters that aren’t full. Instead, they can check the app to see which ones need attention and schedule their routes accordingly. That leads to more organized trips overall, saving managers and their municipalities time, money, and resources.
The cost savings gained by installing Smart Waste sensors can be significant. The University of Idaho, for example, began using the sensor technology in 2021. With more than 10,000 students and 2,000 employees, the campus’ waste management team has a lot of ground to cover. But using the sensor technology, the team has put the university on track to save $100,000 every year from improved waste management.
Landmark’s sensors are also helping teams leave the world a greener place. By enabling collectors to pick up waste and recycling only when city bins are full, Smart Waste sensors lead to fewer trips and, as a result, fewer carbon emissions. Installing them across the city is an affordable way for managers to reduce their carbon footprints. It also gives users a way to collect better data on their sustainability initiatives.
The sensor technology also makes intelligent routing simple. Managers can oversee all bins and dumpsters from one convenient app that also offers route navigation, turn-by-turn directions, and automatic notifications for collectors. The hub also makes it easy to optimize future collection routes for cost efficiency, collect data on trip durations and costs, and cut down on overflow problems.
Waste management employees are also seeing a drastically reduced workload. With fewer trips to make and more time to spend accomplishing other waste management tasks, teams using Smart Waste sensors are more efficient and less overworked than those constantly on the road emptying bins. The technology helps create a better work environment for everyone, from municipal managers to drivers and collectors.
Landmark is happy to discuss how Smart Waste sensors fit into existing bins and dumpsters or new, custom-made ones.
About Landmark Studio & Design Landmark opened its doors in 1994, specializing in lightweight, three-dimensional props in the heart of Muskego, WI. Since then, we pivoted to producing sustainable, high-quality indoor and outdoor furnishings, including waste and recycling bins, signage, benches, tables and chairs, and more. Sustainability is our goal: We build our products using GreenCircle-certified HDPE recycled materials for long-lasting solutions that eliminate waste, conserve resources, and keep plastic out of the environment. We want to be your problem solver, solutions provider, and source for durable furnishings that look great year after year.