New garbage sen­sors big step to­ward smart cities

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - Lifestyle -

WITH grow­ing pop­u­la­tions, cities have been forced to find smarter so­lu­tions through ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy. The lat­est step to make ur­ban liv­ing eas­ier for both res­i­dents and lo­cal gov­ern­ment agen­cies is sen­sors that trig­ger alarms when garbage con­tain­ers are full.

De­signed by the Ankara-based re­search and de­vel­op­ment com­pany Evreka, sen­sors that can be in­stalled in pub­lic garbage con­tain­ers set off alarms for mu­nic­i­pal garbage col­lec­tors, at­tract­ing the at­ten­tion of garbage trucks to empty the con­tainer. With the sys­tem, mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties are able to lower the cost of garbage col­lect­ing and are able to more ef­fi­ciently col­lect trash in the least amount of time.

Cur­rently, the com­pany is work­ing with 30 garbage col­lect­ing firms and 15 mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties around Turkey as well as seven other coun­tries.

Speak­ing to Anadolu Agency (AA), Evreka Fund­ing Part­ner Mert Barutçu said the garbage trucks track the con­tain­ers with a nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem. “When the con­tain­ers are full, the in­for­ma­tion is de­liv­ered to the garbage trucks. By us­ing the sys­tem, the garbage col­lec­tors col­lect more garbage with min­i­mum re­sources,” said Barutçu.

The sys­tem can also be rented by the mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties and pri­vate sec­tor waste col­lec­tors.

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