AI and Its Power in Reducing Overflow and Contamination Costs

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It seems as if AI is everywhere today, and that includes the waste and recycling industry. According to Scripp News, the U.S. produces 12% of the world’s trash, so it’s good to hear that AI can help. But how exactly can artificial intelligence assist with waste management with AI contamination detection? Keep reading to find out.

Smart Sensors

One of the most significant ways that AI helps in waste management is through the use of smart sensors. Smart sensors are used at pick-up points and are tied to the IOT. Smart sensors such as fill level sensors can monitor the amount of waste that is in a bin. This helps to determine if the collection was necessary or if there was an overflow. This can help waste management companies customize their routes and collect only when necessary. This type of technology has a huge impact on the environment as it can be used to reduce the amount of trucks that are on the road or the amount of time trucks are on the road. This obviously has an effect on the emissions being produced by a business.

Smart sensors can be an important part of creating a sustainable waste management system and business. In addition, these sensors can be used as an AI contamination detector as well.

Other Benefits of AI in Waste Management

This tech can help waste management businesses save money. It helps to reduce overhead like the number of trucks that are being kept in the fleet. It can also help with quality by reducing contamination, which results in a higher-grade product.

Another benefit is that AI recycling can reduce the need that people to carry out potentially dangerous tasks, such as sorting e-waste as this can have toxic chemicals in it. This type of technology can also help create a more efficient and cheaper recycling system overall. This would boost recycling rates as people would find it easier to recycle on a regular basis. If people are encouraged to recycle more, then this can reduce the amount of waste pollution in water and in other areas.

These are just a few of the benefits that AI contamination detection can bring to the waste management industry. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us today. We look forward to working with you.