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Smarter management builds on the notion that sensor technology can be used to better
inform daily work practices. At the city scale, combining standard receptacles with sensor
technology creates an opportunity -- inform receptacle data in real-time. Thus, deploying a
network of smart receptacles carries the potential to re-configure out-dated work practices,
measure performance, and optimize operational efficiencies.


A Starting Point For Smarter Management

Managing waste receptacles is a labor intensive practice that is governed by schedules, calendars,
and fixed routes. Operationally, these methods are inefficient, and exhaust available resources.
However, with access to relevant data in real-time, operators can make better informed decisions,
improve quality of service, and transform outdated work practices.

+ = 150 lbs

Standard Receptacle Digital Scale Smart Bin

Take a look at a few key metrics:

Delay is the amount of Identity each smart

time that passes container will have an
between waste pick up. identiy. In this case,
This delay will inform the owner of the bin
software requirements and location will be
to support hardware registered togeather

Weight is measured Analytics is produced

using a scale, which is to by combining all
be retrofitted into a historical and real-time
container. This number data for assesment
is expressed in pounds and review

Time Stamp any Capacity is the

detectable activity is maximum weight the
stamped with the scale will be able to
current time and date. support


Demand Response, and Anomalies!

Under ordinary circumstances you may find anomalies, and being able to detect, map, and inform
those instances in real-time creates opportunity, such as: reducing costs, improving services, and
increasing overall accountability. Take for example Figure 1 over-performance with anomaly; by
ignoring the empty receptacle, there is an immediate 25% increase in efficiency that can be
reallocated or optimized. Oppositely, Figure 3 an example of under-performance with anomaly; here,
deploying a schedule or routine based approach may result in a 75% decrease in effeciency. Now
consider, at the city-scale, that real-time data could be used inform overall decision making, and
allow managers to create new strategies to reclaim efforts.

Figure 1: over-performance Figure 2 Figure 3 under-performance

3/4 2/4 1/4

12:00 pm 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 4:00 pm

High Activity Medium Activity Low Activity

100% 50% 0%

-3h Delay -45m Delay +1h Empty


Round Trip Data
The data that needs to travel on-site to cloud can be understood in two datasets: container I.D.
and address. By pairing these two units, all measured weight will automatically be associated to
the appropriate person and their usage can be monitored over time.

Container I.D. Paired with Address, and sent to dashboard

Device Navigation Smart Bin Mapping

10 Search: Show entries

17 Active Employees Custom Map Chart

Address 400lbs

Property Map - Sherway Gardens

Showing 0 to 0 of 0 entries Previous Next

Dynamic table that gives Convenient display of activity

maximum control
Automated mapping
Easily search, add, remove,
and list receptacles,


Reporting Making
The Final part of this platform includes report making; results are generated automatically and will
accumulate over time for further analysis and review.


Avg Time
1h 3m

3h 3m




Figure 1

Report making will also sit on the platform, and will demonstrate concepts pre-designated by
users and policy makers.