Sharjah launches revolutionary 'smart bins'
Sharjah, June 29, 2014
Sharjah-based Bee’ah, a leading integrated environmental and waste management company, has introduced its pioneering new smart bins, designed with small battery-powered wireless sensors.
A remarkable waste container monitoring initiative created to optimize the collection of waste and recyclables – these devices can adequately measure how full waste containers are in real time and immediately communicate this data to the server.
This technological advancement – one of the first of its kind in the region – will help to ensure that containers are collected only once full and therefore curb unnecessary clean-up or collection costs – up to 20 per cent or more, said a statement from the company.
The truth is, overfilled or half-empty containers – a major cause of poor equipment utilization – are common waste management issues; they generate hefty fees and cause environmental hazards at collection sites, it added.
Bee'ah said this new monitoring system can help to encourage a smaller ecological footprint by guaranteeing fewer collection routes, decreasing carbon emissions and less traffic congestions.
These bins, said the company, are firmly attached and hidden out of sight under the container lids. The inside of the container is measured and details are sent across the cellular network to Bee’ah’s cloud server for analysis and display.
From there, a list of the containers that are full and ready to be collected is sent to Bee’ah drivers through the fleet management system.
In addition, the bins will be tagged so their locations can be easily identified; moreover, the installed sensors work to track the bins’ movements so that if they flip over or change positions, Bee’ah’s control room is immediately alerted. Information surrounding heat levels from inside the containers is also conveyed – in case a fire breaks out, said the statement.
Group CEO Khaled Al Huraimel said: "Bee’ah has long been committed to investing in innovative environmental systems, tools and equipment - so as to help solve critical issues related to waste management."
"The new Smart Bins Sensors offer a major leap forward for Sharjah’s environmental sector; their implementation is crucial and right on par with our goals to deliver practical and sustainable solutions to future energy challenges here in Sharjah," he added.-TradeArabia News Service