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Rotterdam boosts waste management efficiency with Enevo’s IoT solution

Rotterdam boosts waste management efficiency with Enevo’s IoT solution

May 19, 2016
Cleanweb & IoT
Energy & resource efficiency
Waste management

The municipality of Rotterdam is to introduce the second phase of a Paper and Cardboard Waste Fractions project with Enevo, the leading innovator in smart waste management, and its Dutch partner TWS. The project extension will double the number of monitored waste containers and increase the use of Enevo Smart Plan software for optimised collection route planning to 40% of the underground paper and card waste containers in the city.

Initially deployed as a proof of concept to demonstrate the effectiveness of Enevo technology, the municipality of Rotterdam also enlisted the expertise of its waste collection team to optimise Enevo Smart Plan route planning software for use in the City. At the same time, Rotterdam set a target for Enevo to increase the efficiency of collections by 20 percent – a goal that was in fact easily surpassed.

"We are delighted to be increasing the use of this system. The technology to monitor fill-levels in waste containers is well understood, however, key to our requirements was a dynamic route planning system. Enevo offers one of the only systems that reliably offers both capabilities," says Joost van Maaren, Head of Collection and Reuse of Waste at the municipality of Rotterdam.

"Just as 60 other global cities have already found working in partnership with Enevo, Rotterdam has been able to do more with less. Not only is predictive waste management system an effective way to reduce the cost of waste handling, it can also help to incentivise reuse and recycling, and build the circular economy," Charbel Aoun, Enevo Chief of Sales and Strategy, says.

The Enevo waste management solution brings together waste container monitoring, data analytics and fill-level forecasting, dynamic route planning and driver route guidance via in-cab tablet computers. Enevo wireless sensors monitor the fill level of the waste containers, transmitting the information to the company’s cloud servers. This data is combined with historical project information to generate trends which the system analyses to generate the most efficient collection routes, based on fill level criteria, on a daily basis. These routes are directly communicated via the Enevo cloud service to provide that day’s collection route.

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