Mölndal aims to reduce the amount of waste and to this end is implementing a recycling plan. To monitor compliance with this objective, it is extremely important for the city to have up-to-date data on waste generation in order to determine the effectiveness of its policies and awareness-raising campaigns.
In addition, the municipality seeks to optimize waste collection in the most environmentally friendly way.
For these reasons, a study was carried out to assess the volume of waste produced and the opportunities for improvement of the service that could be achieved by introducing IoT technology.
At the time of the study, the collection frequency is fixed and is organized according to areas and type of waste.
To achieve the efficiency gains that would result from changing the static collection system to a dynamic or on-demand system, the municipality decided to work with Wellness TechGroup, an IoT company that will be responsible for the implementation and exploitation of the results.