20% more efficiency in cities with intelligent waste management
Hunkeler Recycling Services and ZENNER Connect together explored ways to make processes more efficient for existing customers. Moreover, how Hunkeler Recycling Services could attract new customers. After some discussions and workshops, the right solution was found with the Switzercloud from ZENNER Connect. Now, a practice test in a real environment was needed. The City of Bremgarten in the Canton of Aargau was already a customer of ZENNER Connect and Hunkeler Recycling Service and expressed its willingness to participate. The city provided the recycling expert with several recycling recepticles to install the sensors. ZENNER Connect deliver the digital part of the project and integrated the IoT devices into the Switzercloud IoT platform via LoRaWAN©, where they are received, processed and clearly layed out for the customer. For the solution itself, the Switzercloud relies on EU-based partner Sensoneo, a leading technology provider for waste management solutions, including intelligent route planning.
After a few weeks, the project has already shown recognizable potential for all involved. Til now, recepticles are emptied weekly and on the same day. In future, recepticles could be emptied as needed thanks to the intelligent solution. The participants save 1-2 empytings per month, which results in time and cost savings. It is also important that it reduces CO2 and noise in cities. Hunkeler Recycling Service saves fuel and frees up time for service to other or new customers.