Original article written and posted by Enevo/REEN on 31/05/2019
In the digital age, businesses rely on technology to keep operations running smoothly. From electronic files to internet-connected security measures, technological advancements can make performing critical tasks more efficient and convenient. But did you know that technology can also affect the way you dispose of your waste?
We encounter a fair amount of “smart” features in our daily lives, like the smartphones we use to check our email and the smart locks and security systems that keep your business safe from intruders. Even smart waste management exists, using technology to boost efficiency and cost savings. By embracing technological advancements specifically designed to improve waste collection, your operations can run more smoothly and eliminate unnecessary costs.
In the past waste collections days were predetermined, taking place regardless of whether bins needed to be emptied. These unnecessary trips translated into higher costs for local councils and waste collection contractors, and made it more difficult to have control over their operations.
But that’s changed with the available smart technology. Now that sensors are used to monitor waste levels in real time, councils can pass on both flexibility and cost savings to their local communities. When they use a bin sensor to assess waste levels and communicate with their waste management teams, they can avoid spending money on collections for half-full bins. In fact, moving from fixed collection days to a more flexible model, Derby City Council has reduced unnecessary trips to bins by 53%.
Traditional waste collection operations often result in higher costs and decreased convenience. Although we may occasionally gripe about the negative effects technology has on our society, it has undoubtedly made our lives easier. Using bin sensors and other digital waste management services is just one more way you can thrive.
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