- Determining if more or less bins are needed in a given area
- If empty bins are being picked-up unnecesarily
- What bins need to be picked up more often due to regular overflows
Using LoRaWAN bin level sensors, the network is low-power with bin sensors lasting 3 to 5 years without need for recharge or replacement. They are robust and low-cost to ensure communications costs are kept to a minimum. Meshed was chosen to establish a LoRaWAN network that supports 98 bin sensors, plus whole raft of other Council devices including People Counting pedestrian trackers, GPS locators, as well as indoor environment sensors and data centre rack temperature and tilt monitors.