Future Waste Collection

Abstract

Waste collection is a physically and mentally demanding profession where the worker is surrounded by stressful traffic, in a large garbage truck not fit for its context. And while our cities grow, the way we pick up and transport waste will have to change into a more sustainable solution. Right now we are living in an age of automation that can help us overcome the needs of the future. “Future Waste Collection” is an intelligent system that estimates the weight of each “smart bin” and plans optimal routes for the vehicles. The vehicle itself is an autonomous garbage truck more suitable for urban environments. Inside of the truck are four adjustable chambers that ensures that all of the space inside of the truck is used on every route. By being an autonomous system, the work can be done during nighttime so that it will not contest with other traffic.