As cities such as Hong Kong move towards becoming Smart Cities, they look to technology to improve operational efficiency and create long-term benefits for society. As part of the drive, the question of how to deal with the millions of tonnes of municipal solid waste generated each year in a smarter way is as important as smart security, smart traffic or even smart energy.
To answer this question, GF Technovation has developed a revolutionary waste management system which reduces costs, eases logistics and improves the environment for everyone. Named the Smart Bin, it is a smarter way to manage waste using cutting-edge big data analytics, IoT and cloud technology.
A smart waste bin is an intelligent waste management system. Using wireless ultrasonic fill-level sensors embedded inside, it is able to detect how full the bin is and then, through the IoT, this data is sent to a cloud-based monitoring and analytics platform. On the basis of this data, waste collection services can optimize their routes and frequency to greatly improve operational efficiency and cut costs.
The GF Technovation Smart Bin is also fitted with a solar-powered trash compactor which activates at a pre-set level. This enables the bin to hold a great deal more waste (up to 8 times) and avoid overflowing.
To ensure the safety of users, intelligent sensors are installed which stop compaction if a hand is detected. The sensors also detect fire and if this occurs, the bin will send an alert to the monitoring station and it will automatically begin extinguishing the fire.
Operating the system is made easy thanks to a comprehensive Fleet Management Platform. The platform monitors each smart waste bin through a single dashboard. Using the real-time data obtained, it optimizes collection routes and schedules. As well as improving efficiency and general public hygiene, this system benefits the environment even further by reducing emissions from collection trucks – an important consideration especially when dealing with remote sites.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
With their combination of intelligent waste monitoring and trash compaction technologies, smart bins leave “dumb” garbage bins in their wake. Cities installing smart bins can enjoy:
Smart bins are a perfect solution to waste management on not only busy city streets but also in theme parks, malls, campuses, hospitals, transport hubs, and more. They are also well-suited for more remote locations, such as parks, campsites and beachside areas, where data on bin fill-levels allows collection services to only travel out when needed.
GF Technovation’s smart waste bin signals the end to the days of “dumb” bins and inefficient waste management systems and contributes to a cleaner and more hygienic environment for everyone, all the while reducing management costs, the inefficient use of resources and road-side emissions. To learn more about our smart waste management solution, contact us now for a free consultation.