Making the world’s waste collection greener, cleaner and smarter

Reduce collection costs and emissions by 50% and eliminate overflowing waste

Trusted by

Smart cities

San Francisco

Waste collectors


Theme parks



of the world’s waste is collected at the wrong time

Too late

Overflowing containers lead to illegal dumping following additional cleaning and collection costs

Too early

Containers are empty at the time of pickup wasting time, resources and money

Supported Industries

Smart Cities

Waste Collectors

Facilities and Campuses

Bin Manufacturers

Case Studies

San Francisco has outsourced the servicing of the bins to Recology, that provides the city with a service level commitment of 2 hours. Through the use of the Nordsense system and the Open311 infrastructure.

Project findings


decrease in overflowing trash cans


decrease in street cleaning service requests


decrease in illegal dumping

Source: The San Francisco Examiner.


In the beginning of 2016, the first 100 Nordsense Pods were installed in street bins in different areas of the city with varying activity levels. The installation was done to build a baseline on the waste service optimization potential.
It quickly became evident that in order to achieve the waste collection efficiency for the city, the drivers needed to empty bins based on demand, with dynamic addition of the bins to the collection schedules.

Project findings


of emptied bins contain less than 25% of waste capacity


of bins are not full, when they are emptied

Source: Smarte investeringer i kernevelfærden.


Reduce Waste Collections by 50%

Realize big savings on waste collection, by picking it up at just the right time

Environmentally Beneficial

Reduce CO2 emissions by 50%, lessen noise pollution and decrease traffic congestion, while preventing unsanitary bin overflows

Risk-Free Solution

Nordsense is available as a monthly subscription, removing the need for huge upfront technology investments

Stop wasting time and start saving today