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Th e I n te r net of B i n s … Wh a t ’s t h a t? WI F I fro m a bin?
“The Great Ocean Road to waste management.”
ISSUE TWO - JULY 2017
M e lb o u r ne’s m o st rubbishy lo ca t i o n s tam e d .
THE INTELLIGENT WASTE MAGAZINE FOR INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
The “Great Ocean” Road to Smarter Waste Management In 2017, Solar Bins Australia took the long road to Lorne, Victoria on a mission to deploy the Bigbelly Solar smart waste management solution along the Great Ocean Road of Australia. The deployment for Surf Coast Shire in Lorne, Victoria was representative of a series of firsts for Smart Waste in Australia. Firstly, the deployment was centred around a public tender released in 2016 by Surf Coast Shire. It was the first Smart Waste tender ever to be released in Australia and it was this release and Solar Bins Australia’s ultimate success in it that has become the foundation for many other communities to begin seeing the benefits of smarter waste management. In 2015 Surf Coast began trialling two Bigbelly Solar Compactors with Solar Bins Australia and the success of these in improving collection efficiency, gaining deep waste data and reduced complaints from the public over the 12-month trial led to the tender process. The release of tenders for smart waste management systems such as Bigbelly and rubbish bin fill level device, Smartsensor highlight the evolving landscape in waste management, the growing adoption of smart cities and the everincreasing integration of smart waste technology here in Australia. Secondly, the deployment at Surf Coast is currently the largest multi town Bigbelly deployment for a council in Victoria and with this deployment three regional towns have been linked with Bigbelly technology to provide deep insights to waste collection teams. Thirdly, with Solar Bins Australia’s partnership with Greenfleet the Bigbelly stations will be offsetting 64.32 t CO2-e of emissions generated from Surf PA G E 2
With a minimum of 46.8 km round trip between these three towns, it means a vehicle is travelling more than 150 times a year to empty bins, causing environmental damage, pollution and impact to the community’s roads can now be reduced significantly.
Coast Shire’s waste collection through the planting of native trees in biodiverse forests. Solar Bins Australia has partnered with Greenfleet to offset further emissions caused from waste management collection of their clients aiming to be the first offset waste management hardware and data platform in the country... possibly the world. With Lorne, the Great Ocean Road and the Surf Coast region being such as key tourist destination for the community, the eyesore of overflowing bins is one that the financial impacts cannot be measured. How do to you measure the impact of a tourist returning to their home country saying “We loved Australia but it was so messy. We loved Australia but there is litter everywhere.” Now it’s not always the public that are causing the mess. Sure, the public who are consuming and disposing, but often other factors are causing waste management issues. Such as in Surf Coast Shire’s case of the Wild Sulphur-crested Cockatoos have become a nuisance, particularly in coastal towns. Cockatoos are opening rubbish bins to forage for food and spreading litter. This is often the result of the public and tourist “feeding the birds” which leads to them
becoming lazy and demanding. From all reports from the public, shop keepers and Council, the successful 2015 trial of the a Bigbelly stations at the front of a fish and chip shop in Lorne eradicated the problem of rubbish overflows and cockatoo deep dives. Finally, the deployment at Lorne was the first for any Australian Council to offer the real estate available on the Bigbelly to be utilised by a Community Information Centre. The Lorne Visitors Centre can now display centre opening hours, the story of The Great Ocean Road and details of the local tourist experience that is available to visitors. The result? Clearer signage, clearer pathways and a more engaged community. With the recent release of a handful of Smart Waste tenders by Australian Councils the evolution of Smart Waste Management is moving from [roof of concept phases to pivotal foundations of municipal waste management networks. It is this belief and engagement of Solar Bins Australia’s technology that will drive efficiency in waste management operations and help communities to become smarter and cleaner. PA G E 3
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A Crowning achievement In 2015, Solar Bins Australia began a trial of Bigbelly Solar Compactors with Crown Resorts Melbourne to be deployed along the Yarra Promenade. The aim was to install four Bigbelly Solar Compactors to collect both general and recyclable waste. Over the initial 12-month trial, significant data was collected, allowing the Crown Resorts team gain deep efficiencies in waste collection and how to optimise operations. Crown Melbourne have now increased the deployment to twenty-four stations, stretching along the Yarra Promenade, covering the entire river facing section of the restaurant precinct. With around 16 million people annually visiting Crown Melbourne, waste management is a critical and important issue, which needs to be addressed and well thought out. Kristy Rogan, Group Sustainability Manager for Crown Resorts, who overseas Melbourne and Perth Sustainability and Environment programs said “It’s really important that we have a waste minimisation
strategy because we have some really ambitious sustainability targets. One of our programs is “Recycle 90”, where our aim is to divert 90% of waste from landfill. We have around 16 million people visit us annually so it’s important we make recycling as easy as possible for our guests. The solar bins have really clear signage which helps our guests determine which waste goes in which bin.” Separating the waste is not the only benefit to the facilities management team have achieved. Prior to installing the Bigbelly stations, Crown’s facility team were collecting waste twice a day, 14 times a week. This was critical to ensure the upkeep of the promenade met Crown’s high standards. Since the installation of Bigbelly stations, this has reduced to just 1.75 times per week, whilst maintaining the high levels of cleanliness expected by Crown. This is due to the Bigbelly stations alerting collection teams when they are full and preventing overflows and access to the rubbish by local birdlife.
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The World’s Most Liveable City aims to become the Cleanest. As a top, globally recognised travel destination and one of the largest cities in Australia, Melbourne welcomes millions of visitors each year. It consistently ranks as one the world’s most “liveable” cities due to the high-quality life enjoyed by its citizens. In 2016, city stakeholders were drawn to the Bigbelly smart waste and recycling system because of the way it leverages the power of cloud computing and the Internet of Things to simplify urban operations. The City decided to deploy Bigbelly to conduct significant field tests that focused on durability, vandalism resistance and efficiency. When asked about the original deployment of Bigbelly stations, Lord Mayor, Robert Doyle stated, “I first saw Bigbelly in Chicago a number of years ago now and have been very keen to get them into Melbourne and the reasons are obvious. These bins are compactors, but what they allow us to do is collect nearly 7 times the waste that a normal bin would allow us to collect.” “Overflowing bins are a terrible look for our city, our street bins are emptied daily but if a bin is full by 8.30 in the morning, it’s impossible for us to know about it.” “It won’t surprise you to know that of the complaints that I get from the city, probably the one of the most frequent ones is overflowing bins.” For the City of Melbourne, gaining familiarity with Bigbelly waste and recycling stations during the well-defined pilot project was a key element of the deployment which included the six-general waste single stations in some of the business locations in the CBD. “Six of these very high volume Bigbelly bins in critical locations around the city where we already know we might need to empty bins five, six, eight times a day. Well with Bigbelly we can reduce that to once or twice a day and it means we won’t have that unsightly litter in our high-volume areas.” Mr Doyle stated. Melbourne has been ranked by the EIU as the world’s most liveable city for seven years in a row, from 2011 to 2017 and ensuring the streets are free from litter is a key component to achieving this. Mr Doyle commented, “It’s a great step forward for PA G E 6
the look of our city and that’s very important. You know, a clean city, feels like a safe city, feels like liveable city. And that’s what Bigbelly will do for us.” When listing the most troubled waste hot spots, the City of Melbourne detailed, the corner of Flinders and Elizabeth streets, Swanston street, Degraves Street, and Queensbridge Square. These locations were selected as the most appropriate to test the capabilities of the Bigbelly. Mr Doyle stated, “You’ll see them in all the highvolume areas so for instance there’s one… on Northbank which is very high volume on the corner of Flinders and Elizabeth street, Flinders and Swanston Street, Queensbridge all of those we know they are high volume litter areas. So, we’ll trial these first six, if we need to roll out more in the future, that will depend on the volume of rubbish that we see at various collection points, but as I say this is the next step forward in keeping our city clean.”
Results from Melbourne’s significant deployment have been extremely positive. Waste Operations have seen an increase in both cost and time savings with average weekly collections dropping from up to six to eight times a day to just once or twice per day. Popular areas that were previously littered with overflowing waste bins are now clean and free from overflow. Operational decisions are now data-driven with inputs from Bigbelly’s CLEAN Management dashboard. In late 2016 the pilot advanced to eight Bigbelly Duo stations for general waste and recycling and one single Bigbelly station. When originally deploying the six stations, they were deployed as general waste bins, with existing recycling bin infrastructure remaining. During the first six months of the trial over 500,000L of general waste was collected in the Bigbelly stations. With the expansion in late 2016 to provide both waste and recycling Bigbelly stations the City of Melbourne has now collected over 1 million litres of waste in the
first six months of 2017 with over 500,000L of this being through the recycling Bigbelly stations. The City of Melbourne is evolving operations to become a “smart” city while finding solutions to increase quality of life. Bigbelly stations have become a noticeable part of the effort, displaying an eye-level commitment to sustainability on each corner and eliminating litter in public spaces, ensuring the City of Melbourne remains one of the World’s Most Liveable Cities into the future. PA G E 7
Keeping our most famous beach clean Each year more than 2.2 million visitors visit Bondi Beach where waste collection is a huge undertaking for the council’s waste management team. As Australia’s most famous beach its often the first port of call for backpackers, billionaires, surfers and sunbathers – with Bondi’s golden sands and clear turquoise waters, it never fails to impress. Waverley Council has now deployed 42 Bigbelly Solar compactors across Bondi Beach and Bondi Junction. This has reduced collections from over 21+ times per week to an average today of just 5.2 collections per week. Holding more than 5 times the amount of rubbish of an ordinary 120L rubbish bin the Bigbelly is the latest in waste management technology. In April 2017, Solar Bins Australia had the privilege of installing 28 Bigbelly Solar Compactors around Australia’s most famous beach side region. As the Bigbelly fills up there is a sensor inside which senses the fullness level of the bin. When the rubbish reaches a certain point, it compacts the rubbish, right here at the shore line.
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The Bigbelly then sends a notification to waste collectors telling them when to collect. The deployment across Bondi Beach, Campbell Parade and Bondi Junction will provide valuable efficiency and operational insights to Waverley Council’s waste management team. With summer just around the corner, Waverley Council is getting serious about litter through the deployment of twenty-eight new Solar Powered Bins. The bins use solar power to squash waste and recycling, allowing them to hold up to five times the amount of waste as a normal bin, which means more space for the 50,000 tourists expected at Bondi Beach. The installation of the bins is part of Waverley Councils Waste Strategy which aims to reduce waste, increase recycling and reduce litter on our beaches and streets. Concerns around litter were supported by the summer litter audit conducted on Bondi Beach in January and February 2016 that showed the issues preventing proper waste disposal.
It’s part of our strategy to tackle litter and keep our neighbourhoods beautiful. Like you, we are working to protect this place we are lucky to call home and our workplace. Littering is a major issue, particularly in summer when there are more visitors through Bondi Junction transport hubs and at the beach. Summer litter audits in Bondi Beach in early 2016 and other research has shown:
beach, rather than disposal at the nearest bin. - that people may be discouraged from using bins if they are dirty or full; and are more likely to litter in an area that is dirty or not maintained (‘Clean Equals Clean’ Principle). Solar bins can help address these issues to help create better amenity, with the following features: An internal compactor squashes the rubbish, so that the bin can hold up to eight times the volume of common street litter bins or five times the volume of your average 120-litre wheel ie bin.
- Significant littering of takeaway food packaging at bus stops and other interchanges, as well as at the
- there are fewer bins required as a result of waste compaction.
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Results speak for themselves Early results have proven council’s hopes for the technology to be well-founded. There has been an elimination of overflowing bins in the two areas, and waste collection activities have also been reduced by over 75 percent, from 20-plus collections a week to five times a week. Due to the closed construction of these bins, they have also prevented local bird species such as ibises and seagulls from accessing the bins and disturbing the litter contained within them, helping to maintain the cleanliness of the surrounding areas. The introduction of these bins has also allowed the council to reduce the number of bins deployed in the affected areas, freeing up public spaces and footpaths. Further, in June 2017, Waverley Council won the Government category of the Australian IoT Awards for their deployment of Bigbelly Solar Compactors, taking the council to the forefront of smart city initiatives within Australia. Waste Management reinvented. Now a local at Australia’s most famous beach.
- solar panels power the compactor with renewable energy - inbuilt sensors and Wi-Fi allows the bin to send an email and text when bin is 85 percent full - staff can view on desktops and smartphones, the real-time fill levels of all bins to efficiently manage collection rounds, and prevent overflowing bins - they are proven to reduce street bin collections by 80 percent, which means less transport emissions - clear signage is integral to bin design - overall improved experience in very busy locations. PA G E 9
If the shoe box fits....
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Solar Bins Australia's Connect™ platform now offers a standalone, self-powered Wi-Fi. Hotspot add-on package. No plugs, no wires, just plenty of direct sunlight for up to a 50m network radius of internet access. Wi-Fi Hotspot stations are best deployed when integrated into to a larger smart waste deployment in strategic, hard-to reach areas around city or campus. Connect ™ delivers data-driven waste management while adding value with free Internet access.
Standalone Public Space Wi-Fi Hotspot (Add-On Package) Located within a Double or Triple Station Wi-Fi Coverage Radius of up to 50+ Meters Customisable User Experience Ideal for Basic Community Usage Site Assessment Determines Available On-Time Self-Powered and Cellular Backhaul = No Wires, No Plugs!
The Wi-Fi application for the Bigbelly system is delivered as a network of standalone hotspots, meaning the smart waste & recycling stations on the street deliver not only a refuse disposal point but also house a Wi-Fi hotspot. This first-of-its-kind Wi-Fi hotspot does not require its own real estate, power, or backhaul. Each access point is securely housed within the durable smart waste infrastructure already occupying critical street-level real estate. Deploying this City Solution improve the lives of citizens with digital technology while making core city services more efficient and sustainable. The Connect™ platform as a service delivers both transformational data-driven core waste management and basic public space Internet access.
Solar Bins Australia and Bigbelly specialise in smart waste and recycling systems which transform waste management in cities, towns & universities across Australia. The system combines cloud-connected management software and smart, sensor-equipped compacting stations for real-time visibility, actionable insights, and robust analytics for optimised, data-driven waste operations. The fully integrated system delivers a concise, up-to-the-minute view, helping to beautify public spaces, streamline operations and contain costs. Solar Bins Australia empowers you to Connect Your Space.
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What happens when you take a shopping centre food court, add thousands of hungry shoppers, and combine large groups of travellers making a lash dash shopping call before flying out? The result? Huge amounts of rubbish. From takeaway containers to coffee cups, from shopping bags to shoe boxes, the bins that adorn the avenues of Vicinity shopping centres across the county fill up rapidly throughout the day. But if this is the case, how are these shopping centres kept so pristine and where in the world does the waste go? Well firstly the centres are kept clean and tidy by cleaning contractors such as Consolidated Properties who, meticulously maintain every square metre of retail thoroughfares and public access areas. To handle the challenges of waste generation, Consolidated Properties, in conjunction with Vicinity recently deployed a Bigbelly solar compactor at Northland Shopping Centre in Victoria. Colloquially named “BigBen” by the facility team, the station has been munching its way through more than 60,000L of rubbish over the past 6 months. This has resulted in collections which week on week ran to the levels of 17-18 times a week, being able to be reduced to just 5 times a week with the Bigbelly. The added relief enables the facility team to concentrate on keeping the other areas of the centre in the best possible condition for the visitors. Along the Yarra, Vicinity have also deployed a Bigbelly at DFO Southwharf, however this time with the intention to keep those pesky cardboard shoe boxes at bay. With DFO outlets across Australia specialising in the large format delivery of retail shoe stores, often visitors to the centres are travelling onwards to other destinations, often through the closest airport. This leads to visitors purchasing shoes at DFO and then leaving their shoe boxes behind to ensure space in their luggage. The result is hundreds of shoes boxes a day left behind. Enter Bigbelly. In the past 6 months, a huge 80,000 plus litres of cardboard waste has been collected from a single Bigbelly station.
The station is wrapped with the decal and campaign slogan “If the shoe box fits…” to invite shoppers to deposit their unwanted shoe boxes. The station is currently collecting around 140 shoe boxes a day, emptied when the station sends an alert to facility staff to tell them it is full. This has lead to a tidier shopping precinct, reduced team resources that have previously being collecting shoe boxes dropped throughout the centre and a greater recovery of cardboard, essentially diverted from landfill. Vicinity Centres understand retail operations generate considerable quantities of waste. From materials used to package items sold by tenants, to food and organic by-products from food retailers. With a with a focus that improved waste management practices rely on effective collaboration between Vicinity, waste and cleaning contractors and retailers. Due to the success of the initial deployments, Vicinity are continuing to deploy Bigbelly stations in other shopping precincts throughout the country.
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The future of waste management Here’s the thing about keeping our cities clean. It’s not easy. It takes more than hard work and gut instinct. It takes a team. Teams that must face seemingly impossible tasks. From overflowing bins, to congestion to ever increasing populations. They’re going to need some help. That’s why Australian smart waste management company Smartsensor makes sensors and software that helps waste teams connect, monitor and optimise. From bin fullness level sensing, monitoring, reporting and dynamic route planning, Smartsensor aims make sure your entire waste network is connected. From Bin, to Truck to Depot. Smartsensor works to ensure you know which bins to collect and when. No more overflowing bins, now more collecting near empty bins. Saving up to 50% on collection costs and wasted collection trips. With their powerful route optimisation and predictive collection software, your waste network is now back in your control. We sat down with Founder and Managing Director of Smartsensor, Leon Hayes to get an insight to the business and the road ahead. Smartsensor is an Australian first, tell us about how you started it That’s right, Smartsensor is the first Australia designed and developed waste management fill level platform. The purpose of this innovation was to play a major role in our vision and mission; to integrate technology into, and to optimise one of the World’s most inefficient, environmentally damaging and cost consuming industries, Waste Management. Waste Management effects every living being on the planet and the need to become more efficient benefits us all.
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So how does Smartsensor do this? It does this by providing rubbish bin fullness-level sensors and software platform that enables any waste network to become a smart waste network. Smartsensors are placed within a rubbish bin and provide an eye-in-the-sky into each of the waste containers so collectors know which bins to collect and when. Smartsensor then sends fill-level and temperature information directly to any web enabled device. A standard wheelie bin or waste container is not smart, it cannot communicate to its collector. A normal bin will just fill up and eventually overflow, possibly without the collector knowing. We change that by sending notifications directly to the collector through app notifications, email, SMS and across platforms such as Smartsensor Dash, Smartsensor App and Smartsensor Routing Voyager. Making one of the most significant changes in waste management in over 100 years. How does Smartsensor communicate? We firstly developed a 3G enabled Smartsensor as this was the most readily available network across Australia. We are now proud to have developed the first Australian Sigfox enabled and LoRA enabled rubbish bin fill level sensors and are piloting them around the country.
What are the benefits to the customer? There is significant cost reduction in collections, saving up to 50% of collections. By reviewing historic data ensures better policy decisions, safety - the device monitors temperature, notifying in case of fire, and the environmental benefits of reducing overflowing bins is endless. In the past, collection was based on sending waste trucks to empty bins on a static route. The truck would drive from bin to bin to bin collecting whether they are full or not. We can now send to the truck to empty only those bins that are 80% full or more, reducing collection trips by up to 50%. No more emptying near-empty or over-flowing bins.
How do you see the Australian Smart Waste Market developing over the next decade? Prior to smart bins we had standard “dumb” bins. We have seen some fill level sensors in Europe however we have pioneered the smart waste market here in Australia with our company Solar Bins P A G E 1 1 Australia. Most of our success has come from our deployment with Councils, Waste Management Companies, and Facility Managers. These teams understand the benefits of data from their waste network. I think acceptance of bin monitoring is the first step in the journey to collection process reform. Once waste managers have the data in the palm of their hands it will help them drive operational, budget and policy decisions. I believe by 2025 every bin that is manufactured will be done so with a sensor. How do you provide Smartsensor to your clients? We provide the platform as a Platform-as-aService, where by the device, software, routing and installation is all delivered in one low monthly investment. We aim to educate the market on the importance of waste management data collection, and the benefits of “just-in-time waste collection” so the monthly investment is funded through the savings we identify in collection efficiency. We prove this via hands on deployments across council regions, shopping centres and our client base. We then document and distribute the case studies through online, social and video. We find word of mouth within our industry is paramount to success. PA G E 1 3
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The Internet of Bins At one point in the past decade many of us would cheekily pop into cafes to use the bathroom – now it’s to connect to the hosts’ free Wi-Fi to quickly check an email, an address or to WhatsApp a loved one. Well, this rubbish situation is set to change, with the deployment of a Wi-Fi hotspots in Australia, courtesy of the humble rubbish bin. Australian smart waste management company, Solar Bins Australia has launched Australia’s first ever WiFi enabled rubbish bin connected from street side to 4G Wi-Fi. The bins can be ideal as Wi-Fi hotspots as their street level location removes issues with tall buildings blocking signals. The internet – of speeds up to 54Mpbs, fast enough to download a high-definition film in around 10 minutes – can be offered free to users, and paid for with advertisement revenue. Municipal Wi-Fi has been on the agenda for many years, with Councils on a journey to provide it in selected green spaces, high dwell areas and other public spaces. However, often the infrastructure commitment and the challenges of city caverns and internet service provider restrictions has caused opposition to free WIFI deployments.
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Now, with Solar Bins Australia’s launch of Bigbelly Connect™ platform it offers a standalone, selfpowered Wi-Fi Hotspot add-on package. No plugs, no wires, just plenty of direct sunlight for up to a 50m network radius of basic Internet access. Silke Stolze, Director of Operations for Solar Bins Australia, shared “Bigbelly Wi-Fi Hotspot stations are best deployed when integrated into to a larger smart waste deployment in strategic, hard-to reach areas around city, beach town or school campus.
Connect™ delivers data-driven waste management while adding value with free Internet access.” Connect™ will provide connectivity via 4G to Australia’s largest mobile network, whilst enabling Councils and facility managers to offer free public space connectivity to the public. The Wi-Fi enabled Bigbelly station can be deployed anywhere, inside or outside and diagnostics can be configured and network performance monitored from a central location. The Wi-Fi application for the Bigbelly system is delivered as a network of standalone hotspots, meaning the smart waste & recycling stations on the street deliver not only a refuse disposal point but also house a Wi-Fi hotspot. This first-of-itskind Wi-Fi hotspot does not require its own real estate, power, or backhaul. Each access point is securely housed within the durable smart waste infrastructure already occupying critical street-level real estate. Stolze added “Deploying this platform will improve the lives of citizens with digital technology while making core city services more efficient and sustainable. The Connect platform as a service delivers both transformational data-driven core waste management matched with public space Internet access.” For more information contact Silke Stolze on 1300 893 610 to discuss your Wi-Fi needs. PA G E 1 5
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The form factor of our station doubles as a sealed location to conceal a Wi-Fi hotspot in the public right-of-way. Situated between two components, it delivers up to 200 signal radius.
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A beacon network can be deployed amongst your smart waste & recycling fleet to deliver location-based messages and notifications from city alerts and PSAs, to local business promotions.
Expand the capabilities of the smart waste system by multi-purposing this real estate in dense urban areas. Easy to access & out of plain sight, the platform can host required wireless equipment.
Consider the platform extended as a hosting location (a cabinet) for essential city safety networking equipment, such as separate first responder networks or emergency broadcast systems.
Our core smart waste & recycling system includes smart stations on the street which communicate their status into an actionable cloud-connected software to drive up to 80% collection reduction.
CLEAN Platform Smart stations communicate their real-time status directly to cloud-based CLEAN. Daily and immediate auto-generated notifications list stations that need collection â€“ Collection teams can get ahead of overflows with real-time data. Optimise collection routines, track and measure operational metrics (eg: waste volume, diversion, efficiency), and realise location-based waste patterns (eg: volume, fill rate, collection activity).
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Intelligent Waste magazine - July 2017 Solar Bins Australia