Reference: One of the largest smart waste deployments in South America in Buenos Aires, Argentina

2.000 Number of sensors
Plastic Type of waste
NB-IoT & LoRaWAN Connectivity

2.000 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: Smart waste collection of plastics


Buenos Aires is deploying 2.000 smart ultrasonic bin sensors by Sensoneo into containers with plastic waste. Sensors are being 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 maximize the efficiency of the collection avoiding pick-ups of half-empty bins.



sensoneo urbetrack smart waste deployment buenos aires


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.

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.