Old is oldest, and wise
The City of Gothenburg describes Slottsskogen as one of the city's largest, oldest and most popular parks. An area with large grassy areas for picnics and many walking paths for exercise. The open meeting place for old and young, free for visits all year round.
For Bintel, this sounds like a place where a lot of waste is generated, and this with strong seasonal and geographical variation. An exciting place to collect data from simply!
"A sensor lasts for five years," says Stefan Risedahl, planning manager at the traffic office.
Stefan Risedahl, planning manager street track at the traffic office in Gothenburg
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In Gothenburg, waste bins are emptied several days a week. Yet overcrowded containers are experienced in many places, overfilling often linked to weather and geography. The challenge for a planning management team is to empty all waste bins just enough often, all year round. Not an easy job without data.
The customer wants to empty the bins at the right time. Not too often, as of course it drives unnecessary costs. Also not too rarely as it is associated with littering and high costs associated with this. Extra emphasis is on avoiding overfilled bins, as it is linked to so many negative consequences, financially and environmentally.
Gothenburg has dealt with this by emptying bins unnecessarily often, as it is difficult to know whether they are full or not. There is simply a lack of objective data.
Now they want to make waste management cheaper, smarter and easier. And then you hook arms with Bintel, and Sensapp, which is Bintel's dealer in the area.
This type of application is optimal for Bintel's operating app, Bintel Go. There, in a map menu, you can follow the status of the waste bins in real time. Different color codings clarify which waste bins need a little extra attention, and when this should be carried out.
In this way, emptying the bins can be demand-controlled, so that there is always room for Gothenburgers' picnic rubish. In the bins, not next door.
Are you curious if you empty your bins at the right time, or if this can be done differently?
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