Waste Collection at the moment
Waste collection is a crucial part of the world we live in, it’s always been there and it always will be. Currently the majority of the world’s bin network is collected or serviced without the use of fill level monitoring, decisions are made based on guesswork, customer requests and fixed schedules. Unfortunately overflowing bins, unnecessary emptying and insufficient bin capacity are regular features in our current networks of bins.
Unsightly, odorous and potentially environmentally damaging the overflowing bin scenario is common sight at local recycling points. It’s not uncommon to see bags of the clothes piled up against a charity clothing bin or see a mountains of mixed recycling on top of undersized receptacles.
Emptying bins that are not even 25% full is a waste of fuel, time, resources and money. The typical recycling collection vehicle averages only 3mpg with today’s fuel cost this is an eye watering £1.95 per mile as well as significant CO2 emissions. The time taken and employees used for unnecessary servicing of bins represents a significant waste of resources and leaves room for considerable efficiency improvements.
Inability to react to spontaneous events
Without fill level monitoring you cannot react to spontaneous or uncharacteristic events, for example a bin could fill up a few hours after servicing and not be emptied for another 7 days. The ultimate collection service should have the capability to react to the real time fill level of the bins.
Collecting the unknown
When collection vehicles drive a bin route they have limited information on the volume of contents waiting to be recovered, without this information trucks will often fill up and return back to depot to unload. With the route unfinished they must head back out and service the remaining bins on route. Inefficient routing such as this can easily be improved when the volumes due to be collected at each site are known.
How fill level monitoring changes everything!
To make the most efficient decisions you need appropriate reliable information provided by a fill level monitoring system. It’s simple, you will know before you go what will need collecting.
React to fill levels- Receive updates on bins fill level then formulate collection routes around just the bins that need servicing, this can be setup on netBin to be performed automatically.
Minimise overflowing bins- Unsightly overfull bins will be reduced dramatically through the power of automatically scheduling bin servicing based on its fill status. The waste collection lorries operate more efficiently so that the locations with regularly overflowing bins are collected more frequently.
Utilise your workforce- A more efficient collection service will allow full utilisation of your current workforce, less time spent servicing empty bins and more time available for employee to undertake other tasks.
Identify your areas for expansion- Undoubtedly a fill level monitoring system will identify the areas of your bin network that are under capacity or over capacity. Collecting historical data from a fill level monitoring system gives you the facts about your bins behavior this clearly identifies area that should be expanded and those that can be reduced.