JTC Singapore deploys Bigbelly “smart waste bins that alert cleaners via SMS when full”

Bigbelly Smart Waste & Recycling Singapore JTCSmart waste management makes a meaningful impact for JTC Corporation, an industrial property developer in Singapore, as reported in Today Online: 

After a successful pilot for solar-paneled “smart” trash bins, industrial property developer JTC has put up more than 40 of these bins around the island. The bins, called Bigbelly bins, have an internal compactor to crunch rubbish and can handle about five times more trash than another of a similar size. They have an enclosed design that prevents scavengers, pests and odours, and are connected wirelessly for easy monitoring and management. 
Once the bin is full, its sensors will detect and send, via 3G, email or text message alerts to the mobile phones of cleaners. Because they work on solar energy, the bins have no cabling. The solar panels power an internal battery that drives the compaction mechanism, internal sensors and the communication module. […]
The Bigbelly bins are now found in estates where JTC manages its properties, such as one-north, Jurong Island, Changi Business Park and CleanTech Park. […] The company’s employees are able to access the system dashboard from the J-Ops Command Centre to optimise waste collection routines, understand waste patterns and better deploy manpower, in efforts to improve productivity and eliminate bin overflows.
In 2016, JTC had put up 18 smart bins as part of a six-month trial at places such as Fusionopolis @ one-north, Biopolis @one-north and JTC CleanTech One @ Jurong Innovation District. The trial showed that the average time taken for waste collection was reduced by 80 per cent, and waste collection routes were better planned due to the smart technology.
Mr Jason Foo, acting director of building management at JTC, said that waste collection “can be tedious, time-consuming and labour-intensive”. The company identified it as a “potential area” that could be enhanced by digital technology, and if done more efficiently, would “ultimately contribute to a more pleasant environment for our tenants”.
On plans to deploy more bins, Mr Foo said that JTC would continue to “monitor the progress of this implementation” and “scale up to other estates and developments if suitable”. […]
Mr Eddie Ezhilan Dhandhayutham, assistant ops manager with the cleaning firm, said that workers need not have to check on them so often — from 21 times a week to just three times a week now. “We will be notified whenever the bins are full through an SMS notification,” he said.
Source: Today Online


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