As the cost of waste management increases, RFID allows cities and communities to collect and bill for individual collection, creating incentives for waste avoidance and better waste separation into residual waste and recyclable waste, which can also reduce the total amount of waste, and automatically collect waste bins by RFID to check that each desired bin has been emptied and monitor the service. In addition, this information can be used to optimize vehicle scheduling and route planning. RFID technology helps to increase the efficiency of waste management. For this purpose, each waste container is equipped with an RFID tag that uniquely identifies the container to a customer. The RFID reader in the collection vehicle automatically records the identification number of each individual waste container. The data collected by the RFID tags can be linked to a time stamp, a container type, a container weight and customer data. The data can either be sent wirelessly directly to a central computer, or first stored in the truck’s on-board computer and transferred to the central waste management system for data processing at the end of the tour.


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