Revolutionizing the Waste Industry with IoT

By CIOReview | Friday, April 13, 2018
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Technology, in the form of mobile and Internet of Things (IoT), has progressed to a point where it plays a major role in prompting big changes in the way smart cities across various countries perform community services and strive towards sustainability goals. Waste and recycling companies, too, are adapting to this perpetual advancement in technology to deliver better performance and streamline their processes. The waste management sector is focusing more on the sheer amount of data that is available to utilize the potential and the value of the data. Technology and Internet of Things (IoT) are driving zero waste goals and are significantly reducing truck traffic in the waste and recycling arena. In order to meet industry demands and requirements, service providers, policymakers, and waste generators are increasingly relying on the datasets they have at their disposal.

Waste and recycling companies are mostly burdened with increasing equipment and operating costs and stringent restrictions on contaminated waste disposal. With IoT, capturing real-time data on equipment, tools, and trucks has become significantly easier through sensors and this data is utilized to alert the operations of any service needs. Leveraging the help of real-time data, waste and recycling companies can now make well-informed decisions more quickly. Moreover, the data available through cameras and sensors helps monitor and measure the safety standards in the industry. Technology and connected devices are playing a key role in considerably bettering driver safety, reducing costs, and revolutionizing the way waste and recycling companies do business.