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IoT for waste management

Waste management

Improving waste collection services can be achieved through sensing when bins need to be emptied and predicting when a bin is likely to be full again in the future.  Battery-powered ultrasonic sensors, fitting inside the top of a bin can measure the level of waste and regularly report their status to a waste management team.  This results in fewer wasted trips to empty part-filled bins, reducing costs-associated and vehicle emissions, reducing environmental impact.

If you would like to know more about CENSIS activity in this sector, let’s talk.

Smart towns and cities

Waste management is one of the Smart towns and cities subjects explored in our CENSIS FutureTech programme.

This is an area where Internet of Things (IoT) technologies could deliver huge benefits and enhance people’s lives.


Sector knowledge

Within the FutureTech programme, CENSIS met with people from different sectors to hear their ideas about the transformative potential of IoT.

IoT technology will transform business operations across Scotland and impact every sector of the economy.


5 subject areas

The Scottish Government-funded FutureTech workshops were held across Scotland throughout 2019 in the subject areas of

  • Food and drink
  • Health and social care
  • Smart towns and cities
  • Transport
  • Tourism

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