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WasteHero Solution

Monitoring iot sensors for dynamic waste bin collection

September 2020
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WasteHero Solution by WasteHero ApS implemented by City of Herning in Herning (Denmark) in 2018

53% reduction in the number of collections for the bins in question in the 2018 pilot project

WasteHero Solution

Monitoring iot sensors for dynamic waste bin collection

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date September 4, 2020
From Denmark
Maturity stage TRL 9 / CRI 3-4 - Commercial Scale Up / Multiple commercial Applications

Static waste bin collection schedules cause major challenges in modern societies, as it results in unnecessary environmental burden and economic loss. Waste management workers spend too much time on manual work on a daily basis, dealing with overflowing bins and citizen complaints. WasteHero provides a complete system for efficient waste management and dynamic collections. The system consists of IoT sensors measuring the fill-level of bins, combined with a user-friendly software system. WasteHero provides you with an easy overview of all your containers and their fill-level, but also consists of a state-of-the-art route-planning system utilizing AI and deep neural networks for optimized dynamic collections of waste. The system provides you with both insights and analytics over your waste stream.

The Environmental Benefits

  • Reduces CO2 emission by up to 1,5 ton yearly per container
  • Up to 50% reduction of bin collections
  • Up to 100% elimination of overflowing bins

The Financial Benefits

  • Up to 70% financial savings on collections

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Company Profile

WasteHero ApS

Building IoT devices for monitoring fill-level of bins combined with an AI prediction model for increased efficiency.

Headquarters Dusager 26, 8200 Aarhus, Denmark
Type Startup or self-employed
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International Cleantech Network

The International Cleantech Network (ICN) is a global network of 13 cleantech clusters on the international forefront of providing innovative and sustainable solutions to meet the growing demand for green technologies.

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