Bee'ah brings smart bins to Sharjah

Smart waste bins will help to optimise collection of waste

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Bee'ah brings smart bins to Sharjah Bee'ah says its smart bins will increase efficiency of waste collection and help reduce its carbon footprint.
By  Mark Sutton Published  June 29, 2014

Waste management company Bee'ah has announced that it will launch a fleet of ‘Smart Bins' to optimise waste collection.

The bins are fitted with a wireless sensor, which will detect how full the bins are, and then communicate this to a central control server via the cell phone network.

The control server, which is integrated with Bee'ah's fleet management system, will then be able to send a list of the containers that are full and ready to be collected to drivers.

The company says that by optimising bin collection, it can save up to 20% of collection costs, and also encourage a smaller ecological footprint by guaranteeing fewer collection routes, decreasing carbon emissions and less traffic congestions.

Bins are also tagged to show their location, making it easier for drivers to find them, and the sensors are also able to detect if the bin has been tipped over, or any changes in temperature to warn of fires.

"Bee'ah has long been committed to investing in innovative environmental systems, tools and equipment - so as to help solve critical issues related to waste management," said Khaled Al Huraimel, Bee'ah's Group CEO. "The new Smart Bins Sensors offer a major leap forward for Sharjah's environmental sector; their implementation is crucial and right on par with our goals to deliver practical and sustainable solutions to future energy challenges here in Sharjah."

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