Internet of Things Channel Title

Smart Trash

A look at Smart Waste Management enabled by an Internet of Things.


A more detailed breakdown is coming soon. In the meantime here are some links to get you started:

Smart Trash Cans: RFID-Based Recycling Technology Makes Philadelphia Greener

Science Daily

Sorting out smart trash
EE Times
"The term "smart trash" is neither an oxymoron, like "military intelligence" or "promising semiconductor stock," nor a reference to a PhD living in a trailer park. It's a term for giving our waste stream enough intelligence to identify itself, assist in its own sorting and recycling process, and prevent the wrong stuff from ending up somewhere it can do harm."

High-tech carts will tell on Cleveland residents who don't recycle ... and they face $100 fine

Will Trash Cans Get Smart?
Wall St Journal

Whitepaper: SMART TRASH: Study on RFID tags and the recycling industry
Rand Europe

Thomas speaks on how Smart Trash reinvents computer waste recycling
Georgia Tech


"With the tagline "instant cash for phones" the ecoATM kiosk's use the Axeda cloud platform and built in diagnostic tools to analyze the condition and quality of old consumer devices (currently targeting cellphones) and give users cash on the spot for their used electronics saving them from years of sitting in the junk drawer of your house and out of landfills creating toxic eWaste."

Big Belly Trash Can
"-BigBelly® solar compactors are upgraded with wireless hardware
- CLEAN sends data through standard SMS (text messaging) format to our online server (requires adequate cellular phone signal, currently provided by AT&T)
- See real-time BigBelly® operational data right at your desk
- Monitor collection activity to elimate unnecessary pickups and free up workers from on-street status checks" 

Senseable City Lab: Trash Track
"Elaborated by the SENSEable City Lab and inspired by the NYC Green Initiative, TrashTrack focuses on how pervasive technologies can expose the challenges of waste management and sustainability. Can these same pervasive technologies make 100% recycling a reality?
TrashTrack uses hundreds of small, smart, location aware tags: a first step towards the deployment of smart-dust - networks of tiny locatable and addressable microeletromechanical systems.These tags are attached to different types of trash so that these items can be followed through the city’s waste management system, revealing the final journey of our everyday objects in a series of real time visualizations."

Senseable City Lab: Forage Tracking - Tools for Participatory Recycling Management
"The Forage Tracking project is mapping the tacit knowledge and spatial organization of informal recyclers.
We are using location-detecting hardware and software to investigate how Catadores, informal recyclers in Brazilian cities, find and collect material in the city. We are also developing participatory platforms that will help them to organize their activities and connect the cooperative to the citizens."


Enevo is an innovative startup company building and operating smart sensor networks for increasing the environmental efficiency of companies and housing cooperatives. We believe in the concept of ubiquitous computing, where smart sensors are deployed all around us, sensing our actions and intentions in order to provide us with the services we need." 
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Smart Trash Rafa from Brazil