SmartBin™, the leading, global provider of Intelligent Remote Monitoring solutions to the waste & recycling industry, have deployed their UBi fill-level sensors in litter bin assets throughout the ANU campus. This enables leading waste management provider SUEZ Australia & New Zealand to monitor the bin fill-levels and service at the optimum time. A great step toward a Smart Campus.
SmartBin Fill Level Sensor – Smart City Waste Management
Adopting cutting edge technology to optimise waste management dovetails fittingly with the philosophy of both SUEZ and ANU. SUEZ have championed several technological advancements in environmental sustainability including their biodiesel powered fleet and landfill waste-to-energy production, while ANU is renowned for innovation and environmental sustainability research.
The introduction of SmartBin™ monitoring means that litter bin servicing on campus will only occur when bins reach their ideal fill-level. SmartBin’s wireless UBi sensors report via cellular networks to the SmartBin Live platform, used by over 150 clients globally. As a result, ANU will enjoy the most efficient waste management service while SUEZ operates on the highest level of resource efficiency with the lowest possible carbon emissions.
Commenting on the deployment, SmartBin’s Head of Australian Operations, David Puxty, said “We are delighted to collaborate with two outstanding institutions in the Australian National University and SUEZ. This project reflects what can be achieved in terms of environmental sustainability and Smart City initiatives across Australia.”
ACT Manager for SUEZ, Jason Stewart, remarked on the significance of the ANU campus project to SUEZ saying “What is being achieved at ANU is positive on many levels. At SUEZ, we focus on our clients and providing the best possible service. Achieving this while reducing the impact on the environment is truly something to be excited about.”
SmartBin is improving communities across Australia and New Zealand. In the near future we will look back and wonder why we have been servicing bins on set schedules, wasting time and resources on a simple task. Now, garbage trucks will be introduced to the ANU campus only when needed, improving the livability of the campus – which is what it is all about!