Reference: Protected: Monitoring WEEE Bins

25 620 tonnes EEE waste collected in 2019
20 756 collection points across 78,865 km²
3 763 containers managing remotely

Customer description

ASEKOL a.s. is a non-profit company which organizes a nation-wide take-back system for electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) in the Czech republic. It provides collection, transport and recycling of worn-out and obsolete EEE, including the funding for the entire system. ASEKOL A.S. is a proud member of Publicly Beneficial Services Association and WEEE Forum, a European association of compliance schemes, based in Brussels.

ASEKOL a.s. in numbers:
25 620 tonnes of EEE waste collected in 2019
20 756 collection points set up across 78,865 km²
3 763 containers managing remotely

Problem description

ASEKOL A.S. currently manages 3 763 stationary containers throughout the Czech Republic. Due to the number of their containers and the significant distances between them, ASEKOL A.S. has been searching for a suitable optimization solution which enables centralized monitoring of the containers.

Expectations from Sensoneo

Better control over container network, more data on the container use and more informed collection planning with subcontractors.

Deployment of Sensoneo solution

1. Sensoneo Smart Sensors, robust and ultrasonic devices, monitor the volume of WEEE in Asekol containers several times a day
2. Sensoneo Mobile app, available for Android and iOS, enables ASEKOL a.s. employees to configure, monitor and manage the containers on the go
3. Sensoneo Smart Analytics, a powerful BI tools, provide deep-dive insights helping ASEKOL A.S. to make data-driven decisions on improving their container infrastructure (locations, capacities, collection schedules).

The cooperation with ASEKOL A.S. began back in 2016 when as part of a pilot project, we installed 50 Sensoneo Smart Sensors in their (WEEE) electronic waste containers. The specific requirement to mount (attach) the sensor in the container started the in-house development of a special mounting assembly, that let ASEKOL a.s take advantage of the full functionality of the Sensoneo Smart Sensors and obtain precise information about the monitored containers. Positive results of the pilot project lead to large scale cooperation and to the deployment of more sensors.

ASEKOL a.s. currently uses 700 sensors located in containers across the Czech republic and it significantly helps the company to optimize the entire method of processing and using electronic waste.

We have at our disposal a user-friendly and easy-to-use environment allowing us to monitor the individual locations where sensors are placed. We remotely manage 3 500+ bins spread across 78,865 km² and we outsource most of the collection to local partners.
Sensoneo tools enable us to set the right pickup frequency, to optimize bin distribution, to manage costs and to receive service verification without unnecessary fieldwork. Digital tools from Sensoneo make everyday management easier and records transparent.

Sarka Kohaková Logistics Manager at Asekol CZ