SSAM (Southern Smålands Waste and Environmental Services) is the regional waste collection company in the province of Kronoberg, Sweden. Its concessioned collection services cover 5 municipalities (Lessebo, Markaryd, Tingsryd, Växjö and Älmhult) and more than 80,000 containers of separated waste.
SSAM has a plan in place to reduce the amount of waste and food waste by 25% by 2025. To make that vision a reality, the company initiates a study to determine how the use of technology could improve the waste collection service.
At the time of the study, the collection service used 35 owned and subcontracted trucks to carry out predefined collection routes.
In order to assess improved efficiency as a result of a change from a static collection system to a dynamic or on-demand system the following companies form a consortium: SSAM, Vaxjo's public waste collection company; Växjöbostäder: Växjo municipal company, owner of the buildings where the project is deployed; Suez, Private company, current collection service concessionaire; Wexnet, LoRaWAN operator providing network coverage for the monitoring sensors and Wellness TechGroup, IoT company leading the project implementation and exploitation of the results.