Ultrasonic Sensors to Track Fill Levels For Optimization

Sensors | 5 min Read
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Waste management takes a lot of time. Millions of households, companies and industries are producing waste, and these wastes are thrown up to bins and containers. However, we are talking about wastes that are spread to a huge land here which needs to be handled efficiently. For this reason, we need the help of ultrasonic sensors.

The Danger in Waste Collection

The collection process of the waste is hard since we have a lot of neighborhoods with a lot of different types of industries that use various waste containers. In traditional waste management methods, we cannot determine if a waste container is full or not. 

This creates a lot of problems in many perspectives since we are using trucks for the collection of waste. These trucks are arriving in the containers that are sometimes empty and using unnecessary fuel which leads to pollution. Moreover, this also creates traffic problems because of the excessive amount of trucks and also a noise problem. 

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We should be more careful about these points since our aim is to protect our environment and minimize the waste. However, traditional methods lead to other problems for the ecology and all of these problems are very dangerous for our planet.

Meet the New Technology

For all of the reasons mentioned above, we need a new technology to decrease our effect, while realizing our waste management. Namely, we need containers with an ultrasonic sensor because ultrasonic sensors help us to detect the waste amount in containers and accordingly optimize our routes. 

In waste management collection, unnecessary usage of resources is hazardous for the environment, if the containers are not full. For this reason, by detecting the amount of waste in containers, we try to avoid this mistake. You must be curious about how this is possible!

How Do Ultrasonic Sensors Work?

The ultrasonic sensors here are giving signals according to the fill level of containers. These signals are showing us which containers we have to reach. According to this information, waste management software finds a route that is optimized to take all full containers that the trucks can use. 

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This method decreases the usage of resources, cost, and time which is crucial in waste management. Since we are dealing with a huge amount of waste, we need to use optimized solutions to become more efficient and effective. Moreover, this method decreases the noise and traffic on the roads.

Accurate Information Is Important 

Another issue is that these ultrasonic sensors have to be durable. In other words, they have to be IP68 water and dustproof. This is important for the accuracy of the data that we use to optimize the routes. The wastes contain a lot of types and these sensors should not be badly affected by liquid wastes, since it will interrupt our efficient processes. Besides, the dust should not affect the mechanism of the sensor. 

Providing all of these conditions will help us to actively manage the efficiency of our processes and prevent our environment from bad effects. 


As Evreka, we are aware that the waste collection process is critical to have proper waste management. These intelligent waste management methods are based on advanced technological developments, such as high-tech sensors like the Fill Level Sensor. We are caring for our environment and our planet’s future. So, by providing customizable and updated solutions every day, we are here for the sensors you need! 

With our sensors, you can join the efficient waste collection processes. You can:

  • Manage your resources more effectively.
  • Decrease the amount you spent for fuel or any other costs.
  • Reduce the noise or traffic. 

If you want to know more about the solutions we provide with sensors, check our website or you can read our blogs. Also, you can contact us now! 


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