In 2009 the Stockholm City Council decided that Stockholm Royal Seaport will be one of the City's three environmental profile areas. Experience gained from the Hammarby Sjöstad project should be used in the planning and development of the area. The waste collection system in Hammarby Sjöstad is one of Envac’s main references in Stockholm.
Stockholm Royal Seaport (Norra Djurgårdsstaden) is part of the City's vision of a world-class Stockholm by 2030. It has been selected as one of 18 urban development projects that form part of the Clinton Climate Initiative's global Climate Positive Development Program.
In the “Overall program for environmental and sustainable city development in Stockholm Royal Seaport (7.2)” the City Council states that the waste collection systems must be user-friendly, convenient, and easy to understand. They must also be highly accessible. This is where the automated vacuum waste collection system fits in perfectly.
Envac has been commissioned by the City of Stockholm to deliver the automated vacuum waste collection system including the self-emptying litterbins that will be connected to and emptied concurrently.
The Smart Waste Collection Project, led by Envac in collaboration with the City, aims to enhance the vacuum waste collection technology with world class solutions for usability, function and sustainability.
There will be approx. 130 Self-Emptying Litterbins in the public areas in Hjorthagen.
RFID Tags - keeping track of the recycling habits
Envac have registered and distributed more than 1.300 RFID tags among the households in Hjorthagen. The tags identify which household is throwing what type of waste, which inlet point they are using and at what time they throw the waste bags.
All inlets are prepared for future weighing of the waste right in the inlet. That way the system can register how many kilograms of each waste fraction is disposed off per household. In the spring of 2014 the first waste inlets were equipped with a weighing function, connected to the RFID system. The weighing is part of the Smart Waste Collection Project.
Control system EAP
The automation platform Envac is using to run and control the system, EAP, is the very latest release from Envac. Main feature: Considerably lower energy consumption by emptying the garbage chute when necessary.