Smart Waste: the RFID technology employed to improve the collection and recording procedure for non-recyclable waste.
Ascit is the company that manages the collection of urban waste in the Municipalities of Altopascio, Capannori, Porcari Montecarlo, Pescaglia and Villa Basilica (Lu – Italy). Ascit consulted Microtest to develop a technological solution to improve the management of unsorted door-to-door waste collection, without modifying the job procedure by the operator.
Microtest has developed the hardware and the software to read and manage the data from the RFID tag placed on the bags and on the dumpster; it also selected the RFID tag by carrying out specific tests that guaranteed its resistance to high/low temperatures.
This technological solution has proven its resistance and automated tracking capability.
The system includes:
- RFID tag
- Antenna (located on the vehicle)
- Control System
This great result is possible with the turn-key Microtest application, oriented to the smart waste management using RFID traceability.
The automatic reading of the microchip is essential to speed up the collection procedure performed by the operator. A manual reading of the identification number is not needed as the detection is automatic (hand-free), and no changes in collection operations are required.
The reader detects the RFID tag identifying the user and records the information on a memory system that is processed later on.
Thanks to this smart collection detection system, Ascit can keep the number of annual deliveries of non-recyclable waste made by each user under control, assigning the proper fee for the disposal service.