The bin thing

IoT based waste monitoring


This sensor was designed with a small form factor to enable easy integration into existing waste bins. The Bin Thing is powered by a small battery and can upload one measurement per hour for 5 years. By doing so, cities and municipalities can proactively measure the bin fill level of their waste baskets.

Customer: Suwaco

Hardware: custom made PCB with ARM Cortex-M0+ processor

Suwaco is a company that focuses on environmentally responsible waste management. By using waste reducers, for example, waste must be collected less often. This in turn results in less CO2 emissions.
With “The Bin Thing”, we have designed a device that enables waste collection stakeholders to actively monitor waste bin levels. The sensor is small (~ 5 cm) and light (120 g) and can easily be integrated into existing waste baskets.

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