SmartBin Continue as Key Supplier of Clothing Bin Monitoring to Goodwill Industries

DUBLIN, IRELAND, Nov. 5th, 2015 – SmartBin, the world’s leading provider of Intelligent Container Monitoring and IOT based location tracking solutions to the waste management & recycling sector announced the addition of Goodwill Big Bend of Tallahassee to its rapidly growing customer base in North America.

SmartBin are pleased to announce another significant deployment with the charitable organization Goodwill ® Industries. Goodwill Big Bend of Tallahassee, Florida, have become the 20th Goodwill Agency to adopt SmartBin’s clothing bin monitoring solution across North America.

Goodwill Industries are known throughout world as a vital support agency for people with disabilities and other barriers to work. The clothing kindly donated by the public to the many Goodwill marked donation bins, is collected and either resold or recycled, which in turn funds the many important employment programs run by the charity.

SmartBin Clothing Bin

Where does SmartBin come in?

SmartBin’s Intelligent Monitoring solution has revolutionized the clothing donation collection industry over the last 12 months with over 60 used clothing collection companies now deploying the SmartBin sensor technology.

Put simply, SmartBin UBi fill-level sensors are mounted in donation bins where they report the fill-level (and much more) via the SmartBin Live cloud based platform. On SmartBin Live, clients generate optimized collection routes for their drivers and utilize operational alerts to direct servicing. The results are routes with only full donation bins, no over-flowing and no wasted resources on over-servicing.

Jimmy Cumbie, Director of Transportation at Goodwill Big Bend believes SmartBin will have a very positive impact on their clothing donations division, ultimately increasing funding for vital programs. “A lot of hard work goes in to the day-to-day servicing of our donation bins. Trying to cover every route without knowing if bins are full, empty or overflowing is not an efficient process. Now, with SmartBin monitoring in place, we know the fill-level of our bins at all times, send trucks out to collect only full loads, while safeguarding our assets from theft and ensuring there are no unsightly over-filled bins in our towns. It’s an unprecedented and unrivaled solution.” Says Jimmy.

SmartbinBased on SmartBin’s impact to date, Goodwill Big Bend can expect to significantly reduce their costs of collection while increasing funding through higher collection volumes. However, additional features such GPS tracking and Route Cost Analysis add even greater operational intelligence, mean that indirect savings will also be made.

SmartBin U.S. Sales Executive, Ronan Mangan, believes it is simply a matter of time before every clothing donation operation in North America adopts smart monitoring. “The reaction to SmartBin over the past year has been phenomenal. Week by week, more charitable organizations are embracing SmartBin and instantaneously becoming smarter and more profitable. We are proud to provide a solution that has such a positive impact on the community and look forward to strengthening our relationship further with Goodwill Industries and the many more charitable organizations across the world.”

About Goodwill

Goodwill® strives to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by helping people reach their full potential through education, skills training and the power of work.

Goodwills meet the needs of all job seekers, including programs for youth, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities, criminal backgrounds and other specialized needs. Last year, Goodwill helped more than 26.4 million people train for careers in industries such as banking, IT and health care, to name a few — and get the supporting services they needed to be successful — such as English language training, additional education, or access to transportation and child care.

To discuss intelligent monitoring for your charitable organization contact SmartBin’s Boston office through ronan@smartbin.com or by calling 617 273 8418.

Media Contact: Eoin Kettle, SmartBin: eoin@smartbin.com