Managing our waste is extremely necessary but it is also very important to manager our waste in a smarter manner. Smart waste solutions help to improve the quality of our daily lives. One innovative way to manage waste efficiently is by opting for smart bins. The modern day smart bins use sensors and cloud-based software to detect the conditions of the bins while informing waste managers about overflowing bins. These bins can be used in almost every sector and industry that needs waste management.

Here are four important elements and reasons that will convince you to opt for smart bins and make cities smarter:

  1. Solar powered garbage compactor– When the garbage inside the bin hits a pre-set limit, the solar powered garbage compactor is activated which compresses the garbage to make more space for more garbage. This feature helps to hold multiple times more waste while reducing the collection frequency greatly.
  1. Safety detection– This is a great feature that helps to detect when there is hand inside the bin in order to stop the compacting process. Another safety detection included in smart bins is the fire detecting sensor. If there starts a fire in the bin, the management and people responsible are immediately notified or even activate the compactor to kill the fire.
  1. Fill-level sensor– The fill-level sensor inside the smart bins are responsible for detecting the fullness of the bins and sends the information through a cloud based analytics platform in order to make the responsible authorities aware.
  1. Fleet management platform– All the information regarding smart bins in one area can be accessed on a single platform to improve the efficiency of the cleaning staff. It also helps them to determine their routes in accordance to the data and handle the smart bins that need emptying right away. 

Smart bins are an ingenious innovation that will help to convert cities into smart cities as well as prove to be a real boon for all stakeholders in waste management, public and private enterprises or environmental groups.