Smart city waste management solution

Case study: Seodaemun District, Seoul

Seodaemun District, Seoul
Problem

Problem

  • Overflowing bins created disturbance for citizens.
  • All bins were collected 4 times a day.
  • Only high traffic areas' bins were full enough for such high collection frequency.
Solution

Solution

  • 76 bins installed with Clean CAPs.
  • Initial data revealed far too many collections.
  • Data showed varying collection requirements for different bins.
Results

Results

  • 45% collection efficiency increase with bins collected only 1.8 times, daily.
  • 25% increase in operational efficiency: enough time to give 2 out of 8 administrators work, elsewhere.
  • Not only did the area become cleaner, US$950 was saved per bin, adding up to an annual total of US$72,700.
Clean CAP

The major purpose was to reduce costs and workload for both admin and collection staff - all of which was accomplished.

Seodaemun District, Seoul

Pre-installation

Seodaemun District, Seoul

Post-installation

Seodaemun District, Seoul

Waste generation heat map