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Wednesday, 27 2019

San Francisco’s trash bins get smart

Starting this spring, 1,000 trash bins in San Francisco will be fitted with smart sensors that can detect how full they are. Optical sensors that will be mounted in the bins are part of a system that can track and learn from patterns of activity in the bins. The city can then use that information to make decisions on where to place the bins, when trash collectors should empty them and where recycling options might be needed.

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Wednesday, 27 2019

Startup’s Black Box Tells Cities When To Empty Trash Cans

If you’re walking down a city street with garbage in your hand, you look for a trash can. When all the trash cans are full and they start to overflow, the city street starts to look like garbage. A startup has figured out a way to alert cities before trash cans start to overflow. The technology uses lasers, of course.

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Friday, 22 2019

San Francisco plans to install AI-backed sensors in 1,000 city trash bins

Nordsense, an AI-based waste management company, announced Friday it will install sensors in trash bins across San Francisco to optimize waste collection in the city.

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Thursday, 21 2019

San Francisco partners with Nordsense to monitor bins

Nordsense, an artificial intelligence-based waste management technology company, has announced it has secured a contract with the San Francisco to optimize waste collection across the city.
Beginning this spring, Nordsense, headquartered in Denmark, will install 1,000 multi-point reference sensors in waste bins along major commercial corridors. The small pods monitor activity, including bin fullness, temperature and fill rates in order to identify waste generation patterns. Collected data will help the city mitigate container overflow, reduce the number of overall collections, guide bin placement and optimize operational resources.

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