An IoT Based Efficient Waste Collection System with Smart Bins

Khandaker Foysal Haque, Rifat Zabin, Kumar Yelamarthi, Prasanth Yanambaka, Ahmed Abdelgawad

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Abstract

Waste collection and management is an integrated part of both city and village life. Lack of optimized and efficient waste collection system vastly affect public health and costs more. The prevailing traditional waste collection system is neither optimized nor efficient. Internet of Things (IoT) has been playing a great role in making human life easier by making systems smart, adequate and self-sufficient. Thus, this paper proposes an IoT based efficient waste collection system with smart bins. It does real-time monitoring of the waste bins and determines which bins are to emptied in every cycle of waste collection. The system also presents an enhanced navigation system that shows the best route to collect wastes from the selected bins. Four waste bins are assumed in the city of Mount Pleasant, Michigan at random location. The proposed system decreases the travel distance by 30.76% on an average in the assumed scenario, compared to the traditional waste collection system. Thus it reduces the fuel cost and human labor making the system optimized and efficient by enabling real-time monitoring and enhanced navigation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2020 - Symposium Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728155036
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2020
Event6th IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2020 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Jun 2 2020Jun 16 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2020 - Symposium Proceedings

Conference

Conference6th IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period06/2/2006/16/20

Keywords

  • Efficient Waste Collection
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Optimized Route
  • Smart Bins

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