Nordsense develops smart sensors for waste bins to optimize the way waste collection is performed.
TARGET USERS: Businesses, Industry, Government
KEY CONSIDERATIONS: Nordsense offers smart sensors, fleet management and intelligent routing software.
MORE INFORMATION: https://nordsense.com/
90% of the world’s waste is collected at the wrong time. When it's picked-up too late, overflowing containers lead to waste in nature. When waste is collected too early, empty waste bins waste time and collection resources. Optimizing the waste collection time, can increase waste collection rates and reduce litter, while also reducing collection costs.
Smart waste management is revolutionizing an industry facing a worldwide struggle to reduce costs while keeping our cities cleaner. An increasing number of people around the globe are realizing that the status quo is no longer acceptable and that the best solution is to develop and maintain smart waste management. Regardless of whether you represent a whole city, an organization, or a waste operator, the benefits from focusing on smart waste management are undeniable.
The key benefit of the Nordsense smart waste management solution is cost savings through improved route optimization, resource handling and monitoring. Here's how it works:
Through the use of the Nordsense system and the Open311 infrastructure, the City of San Francisco has found an: 80% decrease in overflowing trash cans, 66% decrease in street cleaning service requests 64% and decrease in illegal dumping.
In the beginning of 2016, the first 100 Nordsense Pods were installed in street bins in different areas of Copenhagen, with varying activity levels. The installation was done to build a baseline on the waste service optimization potential. It quickly became evident that in order to achieve the waste collection efficiency for the city, the drivers needed to empty bins based on demand, with dynamic addition of the bins to the collection schedules. Project findings revealed that 40% of emptied bins contain less than 25% of waste capacity and 90% of bins are not full when they are emptied.
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