Reducing Overflowing Bins by 80% in San Francisco

Reducing Collection Services by 30% in Israel
January 9, 2023
IoT Briefcase for Education
November 24, 2022

In San Francisco, the city was challenged by overflowing trash cans, dirty streets, and +10,000 citizen complaints about sanitation per year.

The city installed smart sensors in their public trash cans and began monitoring waste levels in real-time, receiving a notification when containers were approaching the optimal fill level. This empowered the city to implement efficient collection routes so waste collectors would only service full bins and could prioritize areas prone to overflowing trash.

The Nordsense solution and a data-driven approach to collection services have helped the city to:
- Reduce overflowing bins by 80%
- Cut down on resident complaints by 66%
- Decrease illegal dumping by 64%.