Combining RFID technology with optical sorting technology, waste deposited in each residential block can be weighed, measured and audited to provide the municipality with real-time data on waste being deposited by volume and type.
The insights gleaned are used to change end users’ behaviours and increase recycling volumes.
Once deposited, the waste is then taken to a processing plant where it is automatically directed to the correct container based on the colour of the bag, a process made possible by optical sorting technology.
Similarly, only one collection truck is required to collect four waste streams, which saves resources and reduces waste collection-related carbon emissions.
The waste terminal building in Valla Torg is small and the inlets occupy less space than the previous solution, leaving more room for living.