The word smart is now getting combined with nearly everything from our lives nowadays. Smartphone, smart car, smart board, smart machine, smart robot, many others & smart city which is one of the most important & also with the highest increase in amount. With the emerging global climate and pandemic crises, smart city technology is reaching a further extend every day. Smart city technology as a single united concept gets divided into different sub-concepts like smart city plan, smart city waste management, smart mobile governance, smart farming, smart traffic management, and countless others. Indeed smart waste management has particular importance when it comes to dealing with limited space and most importantly climate change.
Smart waste management starts from the households and covers the process until the sale of the recycled product. There are several smart waste management software & hardware solutions to implement a smart city plan on waste management. The smart city waste management process has several steps and we can dive into details of the solutions step by step following all the parts of the smart city waste management process.
In traditional waste management systems, waste collection is based on fixed routes for the collection trucks. The number of trucks and their routes is generally updated hardly ever or never based only on driver reports and filed demands. On the other side, in case of an incident in a neighborhood regarding waste management more specifically bins as an example, citizens need to call the municipality or write down complaints to get the problem solved which takes so much effort and time to resolve.
With smart waste management using IoT, smart sensors and RFID systems get added to waste management to receive continuous data. Smart waste management using IoT can be used to divide waste into recycling categories. It also offers the chance to track if the citizens and businesses in that specific area are complying with those categories thanks to waste management sensors and other hardware. You can track the current capacity level, type of waste collected, heat level, and potential external problems risking the smart bin stability.
Also when it comes to filing a complaint or report to the local authorities, mobile governance and mobile applications under smart city technology can be highly useful and time-saving. A citizen can make requests for additional waste pick-up, report problems about the bins or the drivers. With these features and benefits, citizen satisfaction & happiness can be ensured at a higher level and make neighborhoods smarter.
While collecting the waste if the routes are fixed and not integrated with bin capacity or traffic trends. It may cost the waste management business or municipality thousands of dollars extra. With route optimization, algorithms create the best routes depending on the demand from the citizens calculated by the bin capacity.
Also with route optimization, it becomes possible to track driver behavior. You can track if the driver is overspeeding or not complying with the route on the planned time and make needed improvements upon the performance reports you got out of it. With improved driver behavior routes become more efficient & safer at the same time by preventing potential accidents. Lastly, with a smart city waste management solution you can keep track of truck maintenance needs before and avoid technical problems happening during transportation.
After the waste is collected and delivered to waste management centers, it needs to follow a few more steps until it gets fully out from the process. In these facilities efficiency is one of the most important topics to consider. In integrated waste management for a smart city provided by local authorities or private businesses, they need digital tools to track staff performance.
These tools and applications make it possible to receive reports on the current state and performance levels from a single center. Also, these technologies can be combined once again with sensors & RFID devices to support asset management in smart waste management using IoT.
Smart city technology is now available with all these features to be implemented as integrated waste management for a smart city.
As Evreka we provide all these smart city waste management software & hardware solutions with ease to make our cities smarter and greener every day. Book a demo now to make your organization a major part of this industrial revolution!
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