How to Make Waste Collection Efficient with Smart Waste Management?

Smart Waste Management | 14 min Read

Waste Management. Procedure for municipal residents to live in a clean and safe environment. So, how did this process actually spread from our streets to our homes and workplaces? When did its necessity begin? 

Problems related to solid waste disposal have emerged throughout history with the gathering of people as large and small communities such as tribes, villages, and the accumulation of waste that is a part of life. With the Industrial Revolution, technological development started. In parallel with this, the amount of solid wastes generated has begun to increase, and the problems related to their disposal have reached more generous dimensions and characteristics. 

The beginning of industrialization and the growth of large populated centers resulted in a rapid waste accumulation. In parallel with that, they decreased cleanliness levels and overall urban quality of life in cities. In the beginning, due to the lack of regulations of waste, the streets were full of waste. To eliminate these problems, new laws and regulations emerged over time and waste containers were created. Solid waste management was gradually integrated into people’s lifestyles, and this process has progressed to today’s professional processes from the 18th century. 

From the Industrial Revolution, so many thighs have been changed. Our production/consumption capacity and population are increasing day by day. Even the risks. In the Waste and Waste Management Before the Industrial Revolution report, it is stated that the progression of technology and industrialization has differentiated both the waste components and the warnings they produce. Suspicions of cholera, typhoid, and plague due to wastes in the streets remained before the Industrial Revolution. Today, there are many poisonous substances from empty batteries containing lead, mercury, or outdated electronic equipment and toys. Those causes more significant environmental and ecological damage. Well, how far can basic waste management systems manage us? How can we increase the efficiency of the waste collection procedure? Let’s take a look at these innovations. 

Smart Solid Waste Management

A smart solid waste management system is the answer to this question. It is a known fact that nowadays, using the Internet-of-Things (IoT) is one of the essential roles for cleaner and safer cities. Connecting the devices to the city and trucks, providing the infrastructure throughout a city is the key to improvement in solid waste management. System integrators, network operators, and technology providers should work together with governments and municipalities for cities. With hardware and software, it can be. It is nothing but integration of information and communication technology (ICT) along with IoT. Owing to the combination of ICT and IoT, the management of a city’s assets becomes easier.

Hardware: Sensors

Sensors are one of the models of smart solutions for solid waste management. They are used to measure fullness levels of the containers and notify the smart waste collection company when bins are ready to be emptied or the level that is already set by the company. As the sensors are used, the recorded data is transmitted to the companies and the intelligence behind its systems create route optimization, collection schedule, the time-to-fill ratio of the waste bins, and forecasting service, thus considerably reducing operational costs and saving time. With the sensors that are connected to the bins help the employees for controlling the bins are full or not without checking the bin status physically. The extra cost and time for checking the status of bins that are appeared with the manual process are dissolved. With the sensors and supportive software, reducing the operational expenses resulted in operational inefficiencies. 

Besides the cutting cost and enhancing operational efficiency, customer satisfaction can be the other benefits of it. Most of the government and municipality charge the fees for citizens or they reflect these fees in the tax. The decrease in operating costs helps the circular economy and the household economy. Besides the positive contribution to the budget of city residents, it helps to increase customer satisfaction since the decrease in bins’ missed pickups. On the contrary traditional waste collection, smart one eliminates the overflowing of waste containers. So, owing to the software, managers are informed when the bins about the full and have a chance to arrange a collection time.


IoT powdered solid waste management system especially the software system beneficial for the management of the operations. Most of the software applications permit the management of operations such that assets, finance, employee, operation etc. These kinds of solutions reduce the problems that have arisen from a lack of communication and data records by creating a working network that connects all the steps. 

As Evreka, the ideology of Always Better is internalized and Evreka smart waste management solutions based on that. Asset, finance, operation, citizen, and many other software modules and sensors are for enhancing efficiency and going further. Solutions to reach a more efficient management system are not inaccessible with the right tools and methodology.

Ready to use Evreka solutions to change the way you manage waste and reach a better management system?

Join thousands of waste management experts and get expert tips & updates in a nutshell weekly. Subscribe to the Evreka Blog below.📬


Download most recent e-books from our library now.

Download E-Books
Explore More Article