RFID to Trim Waste in Bratislava’s Garbage and Recycling Collection

By Claire Swedberg

The Slovakian capitol city is in the process of tagging 85,000 bins with passive RFID tags to automatically identify each pickup event, with ultrasound waste-level sensors to follow, in an effort to optimize routes, reduce trash and improve efficiency.

Bratislava, the capitol city of Slovakia, plans to optimize its waste-management planning and collection efficiency with an Internet of Things (IoT)-based solution that includes RFID technology to uniquely identify wastebins, as well as their status and location. The system leverages  Sensoneo's WatchDog service-management device on trucks, in addition to a related software platform to automatically capture the tag ID number on each wastebin. The so...

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