Airport waste management solution

How Dublin Airport increased their waste collection efficiency by 90%

Dublin Airport
Problem

Problem

  • Bins were creating issues in interior design, and they were being collected 4 times a day due to a lack of knowledge.
  • The high bin collection frequency for the high amount of bins was interfering with customer experience.
Solution

Solution

  • 300 Clean CAP fill-level sensors were installed.
  • Collected data revealed unknown trends in waste generation for an airport, paving the way for a far more efficient collection process.
Results

Results

  • 80 containers collected per day.
  • 90% increase in operational efficiency: workers reallocated from collection-related labor to elsewhere.
  • By using predictive models, collections can further be reduced to 42 collections a day, 1 case of overflow every other day, and these bins would only be left for an average of 19 minutes.
Clean CAP

After deploying the solution, we have been able to go from collecting 840 containers 4 times a day to collecting just 80 containers a day. This has increased our operational efficiency upwards of 90% and resulted in significant cost savings. The solution has also provided us with data which has allowed us to recognise peak times in areas and from that adjust the allocation of staffing in those areas as well as increase waste container capacity where needed.

Dublin Airport
Dublin Airport