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All Waste Containers Will Be Fitted With A Sensor


ROTTERDAM. All waste containers will be fitted with a sensor with a volume measurer.
According to the municipality, this allows containers to be emptied more efficiently.
The system has been extensively tested in Rotterdam-Zuid and the results have been positive.
The containers are emptied less often and the containers were on average three quarters full when they were picked up.

All 6540 waste containers will now get the system. In January the first textile containers will be emptied with the new working method. The sensor system is simple: every hour it measures via ultrasound how full the container is. With this information, the municipality is able to determine which containers need to be emptied and plans the routes to collect the waste accordingly.


Subscript photo: The sensor to be placed in the container.