OnePlus Systems Inc. recently released an Essential Guide to Waste Container Monitoring designed to assist in the understanding of how waste container monitoring works and its benefits.
Container monitoring uses sensors and powerful algorithms to detect the fullness level of different types of containers, including compactors, front-end loaders, street-side trash bins, and many others. Depending on the type of container, sensors may also provide insight into the unit’s location, temperature, service trends, and maintenance requirements. These devices optimize the waste management process by automatically notifying the hauler or appropriate contact when a container is at the optimal fullness level and ready to be picked up.
There are two main technologies for monitoring waste containers – hydraulic pressure sensors and ultrasonic sensors. Hydraulic sensors measure pressure and are typically used for compactors. Ultrasonic sensors use high frequency sound waves to determine the fullness of a container such as a waste oil tank, clothing donation bind, and C&I trash bins.
Waste container monitoring can help organizations save over 30% on waste transportation costs through reduced hauls. Beyond cost savings, waste container monitoring can deliver benefits such as increased operating productivity and reduced carbon footprint. There are a number of companies that are benefiting from waste monitoring solutions including Home Depot and Lowes.