NSR / Vera Park
NSR / Vera Park
The garbage isn’t quite taking itself out yet, but NSR (Nordvästra Skånes Renhållnings AB) is now testing an entirely new needs-based system: waste collection on demand. Around 2,000 Helsingborg households are taking part in the testing.
It’s all quite simple. A sensor slider is mounted onto the waste bin, and when it’s ready to be emptied, the homeowner sends a pickup request by moving the slider. A signal is then automatically sent to NSR. It’s quick and convenient for homeowners and it lets the waste collection service plan routes based on real user needs.
Waste collection workers will no longer need to stop and check if a bin needs to be emptied. They’ll know before they start their route exactly where pick-up is needed. The solution makes unnecessary stops and emptying barely filled bins a thing of the past. And it makes planning and driving the routes much more efficient – reducing vehicle emissions in addition to the time saved by eliminating unnecessary stops. The solution also makes it easier for homeowners to see exactly how much waste they produce, which often has the added bonus of reducing this amount. And this may open up a way for people to reduce their own waste collection cost in the future. Learn more about the project and watch a short movie to see how it works.
Contact person: Lotta Lewis-Jonsson, Project Manager at NSR
“When waste is collected on a fixed schedule, we end up driving to and emptying all the bins on every route, regardless of whether they are full or not. We’re now testing this solution to see how it can improve customer satisfaction while reducing environmental impact, cost and hassle.”
Björn Jacobsson, Verapark Business Developer