As we continue to move towards more ‘normal’ times, we are delighted to be exhibiting at Letsrecyle Live which takes place next week 15-16 September 2021 at the NAEC Stoneleigh, West Midlands.
We are using this market leading event to showcase the Whitespace Smart Bin Sensor Solution, the benefits of which are already being piloted by a number of our clients including Derby City Council. This is ahead of the solution’s full release in Q3 2021.
A number of councils are actively researching the commercial and environmental benefits of smart bin sensors for their street bins. The sensors are commonly fitted inside the bin and use a SIM to send details on bin location, fill level and temperature back to the user. Often, these will employ ultrasonic technology (like your reversing sensors in your car) to determine fill levels.
The key benefits of these systems are:
- Receipt of notification when the bin is full, meaning that it can be emptied when needed and not just according to a fixed schedule. This is particularly useful around amenity locations such as popular parks, beaches and football grounds when public events can lead to spikes in fill patterns.
- Avoiding unnecessary servicing of empty bins, saving time and resource and the public complaints that arise when crews are seen emptying near-empty street bins. A pilot in Derby City Council found that bin visits were reduced by about 53% whilst service levels were maintained, representing a significant reduction in costs and carbon emissions.
The smart sensor solution is made even more attractive by the potential of smart city funding to assist with the purchase of these devices.
In addition to our smart sensor solution, we will also be exhibiting our full range of waste management software solutions for local authorities and public sector contractors which include:
- New features coming to our waste collection management platform
- Route planning – how technology enables rapid change and optimises resources
- Service optimisation – doing more with less
- Improved service levels – maintaining services and information provision
- Mobile applications and remote working
- Communication – effective, direct and two-way communication with residents
We look forward to welcoming many faces, old and new, so please be sure to stop by stand Q6 and say hello.