SmartBin, the leading provider of Intelligent Remote Monitoring solutions in the Waste Management and Recycling sectors, has announced that Portuguese municipality, Cascais, has deployed SmartBin’s Intelligent Remote Monitoring as part of its Smart City initiatives, reducing collection costs and improving waste collection processes.
Cascais have taken a significant leap forward in Smart City waste management by deploying SmartBin technology to their underground bins. In partnership with Sotkon Waste Systems, from March 2015, the region will monitor their public Sotkon underground bins with SmartBin’s remote fill-level sensors, joining a growing list of private and public waste collectors.
For Cascais, Efficiencies in Waste Management are nothing new, particularly following the establishment of Cascais Ambiente in 2005. The municipality, that serves over 200,000 inhabitants, have positioned themselves as one of the most forward thinking Smart City advocates with a history of innovative projects and awards.
“With SmartBin in place, we will reduce our spending while providing a world class waste collection service”
SmartBin is a multi-award winning company thanks to their innovative fill-level sensor and smart routing software. The Dublin-based solutions provider leverages wireless ultrasonic fill-level sensors and a cutting edge logistics platform called SmartBin Live to revolutionise how companies collect and service their regions.
Now with a cutting edge Smart City solution like SmartBin in place, Cascais will significantly reduce both collection costs and the number of trucks on their streets while simultaneously improving the regions collection operation.
Cascais Environmental Councillor, Nuno Piteira Lopes, explained the intentions behind the initiative. “Cascais Ambient was established to put our citizens first. In 10 years we have worked to make the Cascais environment as clean, inviting and enjoyable as possible. With SmartBin in place, we will reduce our spending while providing a world class waste collection service.” says Councilor Lopes . “From now on, we will always know the fill-level of our bins, enabling us to collect on SmartBin Live’s efficient routes. This keeps our fuel and labour costs down while ensuring our bins are never overfilled! SmartBin was the best solution to meet our high expectations.” he continued.
Cascais are one of several new SmartBin clients in 2015, joining a group of European municipalities that understand the value of smart monitoring. SmartBin CEO, Brendan Walsh, is delighted to announce the service agreement with Cascais, noting that they are an example of the shift in thinking by the Waste & Recycling industry. “We are very proud to begin our relationship with Cascais municipality and attribute the deal to a very positive 18 months for our company. We have continued to develop our offering while growing our global client base at great speed.” Brendan said. “Cascais understand the quality of our complete solution and will benefit hugely from its efficiency driving capabilities. We wish them all the best and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship together.” Brendan continued.
Cascais Municipality is on track to save €900,000 in 2015 while overachieving on their carbon emissions target. The investment in SmartBin technology will have paid for itself within 6 months.
SmartBin’s solution has set the benchmark for Smart City projects across the world, which are mainly in the concept or development stage. The service is complete, proven and ready for integration with existing Fleet Management systems. Who will be the next Smart City to adopt the solution and revolutionise waste management services for their citizens? Watch this space….