Reference: One of the largest smart waste deployments in South America in Buenos Aires
4.500 smart sensors monitoring fill-levels of containers in Buenos Aires
After numerous large-scale smart waste deployments in Europe, lots of successful pilots, and projects in the USA and in the MENA region, Sensoneo smart waste solutions remarkably penetrate also the LATAM region. Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina situated on the shore of the Río de la Plata, 240 km from the Atlantic Ocean. Buenos Aires is one of Latin America’s most important ports, and the national center of commerce, industry, politics, culture, and technology. The population of the greater city reaches 13 and a half million inhabitants.
GOAL: bin placement optimization and gathering data for future contract
Buenos Aires has deployed 4.500 smart ultrasonic bin sensors by Sensoneo into bins with general waste. Sensors are installed into 1100 liters types of containers, as well as semi-underground bins. The main objective of these installations is the fill-level monitoring of bins for plastic in order to gather valuable data on waste production, which in the first phase allows to optimize bins placement. The city plans to use the data when concluding a new contract for waste collection – with such information it is possible to switch from fixed collection frequency to a dynamic one, optimising collection routes and collecting only the bins that are full.
City of Buenos Aires and Sensoneo partner and technology provider of the installations Urbetrack have selected Sensoneo waste monitoring solution based on the positive experience with a testing phase with the Sensoneo starter kit. One of the benefits was also connectivity versatility and the possibility of Sensoneo sensors to work both on NB-IoT, as well as LoRaWAN IoT networks.
Buenos Aires is the first city in the region to deploy bin sensors on such a large scale. According to Pablo Ader, CEO of Urbertrack:
“Technology has not yet deeply penetrated the waste industry in Latin America. We want to set an example for other cities and countries, as we already see from the data gathered that there is a less expensive and more efficient approach to waste collection.”
The initial deployment consisted of 2000 sensors and was later expanded into 4500 sensors.
The Metropolitan area of Buenos Aires with a population of more than 13 million is considered the second largest in South America after the Brazilian São Paulo. Waste management in the Argentinian capital is on a very high-class level and has been recognized by several international awards. Find out more about the waste collection situation in the city of Buenos Aires in articles by La Nacion or Infobae.
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