Landmark Studio & Design’s Smart Waste™ trash sensors are helping parks and recreation managers streamline their waste collection efforts with simpler routes and fewer trucks.
Smart Waste sensors are installed directly in waste and recycling bins throughout parks and recreational areas to measure fill levels. They relay that information to parks managers and collection teams in real time, letting them monitor waste usage from their computers or smartphones. It enables officials to schedule pickups only when they’re needed and prevents unsightly overflowing bins.
One of the biggest advantages of installing Smart Waste sensors in park receptacles is the ability to simplify collection through intelligent routing. With so many waste and recycling bins in city parks, it’s hard to predict which ones are being used more often than others. Smart Waste eliminates that problem by keeping collection teams updated on fill levels at any given moment. That real-time data enables employees to navigate more efficient routes with turn-by-turn directions. Managers can send fewer collection trucks and optimize their resources based on trip durations and costs.
Park officials can oversee this entire process from one convenient app. Teams can monitor and organize route navigation and receive automatic notifications on the go. The hub even enables managers to plan future collection routes for cost efficiency, collect data on trip durations and costs, and reduce overflow problems.
Those real-time monitoring capabilities can lead to significant cost savings. For example, the University of Idaho began using the sensor technology in 2021. With more than 12,000 combined students and employees, the school’s waste management team has a lot of waste and recycling to clean up on any given day. But using trash sensor technology, the university is now on track to save $100,000 every year through improved waste management.
That drastically reduces the workload for collection teams. Fewer trips to make means workers can spend more time accomplishing other waste management tasks. Teams that use Smart Waste sensors are more efficient and productive with their time. They are less overworked than those constantly out checking every park receptacle to see if it needs emptying. These sensors help create a better work environment for all, from park managers to drivers and collectors.
Because Smart Waste sensors allow for streamlined routes and fewer trucks on the roads, they can also help leave the world a greener place. Teams are spending less time on trips, leading to fewer emissions and a reduced carbon footprint. They can also collect better data on their sustainability initiatives at the same time.
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 products 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.