Imagine a city without waste collection trucks

How many times have you been woken up by the noise of waste collection trucks early in the morning? Or are you irritated by how fast they drive through your district? Are streets congested with waste collection vehicles during rush hour traffic a step too far?

It’s perfectly possible to create a city where waste collection trucks become obsolete. A city with less noise, less traffic and lower emissions.

In fact, with an automated waste management system, traffic decreases by 90%. For example, in a typical residential district with 3,500 apartments, waste collection trucks only need to spend 177 hours per year, compared with the 3,718  hours they currently spend there with conventional waste management.

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This is based on a simulation of a residential area called Stora Ursvik, Sweden. Read the document or other studies on the subject "Waste collection and traffic emissions" that we are happy to share. Send us the completed form and the download links will be sent to your mailbox within minutes.