Smart Waste Management

Use Case

Efficient monitoring of waste bins and dumpsters

Improving the efficiency of waste management and garbage collection provides several benefits for municipalities.

Enabling more efficient collection of waste helps improve margins for taxpayer dollars, and reduces littering and scenarios where trash overflows from bins that are full.

The challenge most municipalities face is that bins do not necessarily fill up on the same schedule that routes are being run. Special events and community gatherings can cause waste bins and dumpsters to fill at an irregular pace. Without adequate visibility to the fill level of these bins, it is difficult for garbage pickup to occur on an as needed basis. 

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Improve waste management routing and pickup.

This solution use case, provided by Tech Mahindra on the MindSphere® platform, provides smart waste management capability for municipalities and waste management organizations.

Rugged sensors provide efficient monitoring of garbage bin and dumpster levels and locations, allowing pickup routes to be run with a high degree of efficiency. Timely pickups help avoid overflow and littering scenarios that occur when bins fill before traditionally scheduled pickups occur. Door to door tracking allows for bins to be tracked against pickup vehicles and end destinations.

Potential integration with device management, weigh bridges, vehicle tracking and a full fledged Command & Control Center help extend this Smart City functionality.


  • Rugged sensors to measure fill level.
  • Location tracking for bins and dumpsters.
  • Alert system for mobile devices allows for notifications for quick pickup response.
  • Vehicle tracking via GPS and RFID tags. 


  • Allow waste pickup routes to efficiently collect from high-need locations on an as-needed basis.
  • Improve timing and routing for waste collection vehicles based on fill levels of bins and dumpsters.
  • Map location view of all bins along with fill status levels.

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Tech Mahindra Professional Services

Tech Mahindra offers a range of professional services to deploy this solution, depending on your needs, and accelerate your digital transformation. Services may include consulting,  implementation, integration, customization and training.


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