Norway’s BIR chooses waste management optimization to increase efficiency and fleet utilization
Beginning with glass and metal recycling, BIR is deploying Enevo waste monitoring across their operating area
BIR will initially use the Enevo ONe solution to monitor recycling points for glass and metal but will expand to cover more recycling types and locations. The sensors will be deployed in the urban area of Bergen, the second largest city in Norway and surrounding rural areas.
“Our goal in choosing Enevo is to further increase our collection efficiency and fleet utilization. In the initial phase we are monitoring our 4 to 10 square meter containers but plan to expand the system into other types of containers” says Roger Gjerde Urås, Operations Technician at BIR.
“The Enevo system will help us to accurately fill our refuse trucks every day based on the data we get from the system. The data will also allow us to evaluate the cost/benefit of our current fleet size and how to best optimize these to best serve our communities” Urås continues.
Enevo ONe is an award-winning solution that collects and analyses data from refuse containers which is then used to predict and optimize waste and recycling collection. The system uses smart sensors and advanced algorithms to predict when waste bins need emptying, so that bins are only emptied as needed, reducing costs, environmental and eliminating un-necessary vehicle journeys through communities.
“Our initial experience with the system has been positive and we’ve been impressed by the accuracy of the measurements. During the test period we performed visual cross checks and didn’t find any discrepancies in the fill-level data provided by Enevo. We also found the installation process of the sensors simple and straight forward” Urås says.
“The web service provided by Enevo is very user friendly which allows us to quickly and easily manage the system and access current and past fill-level data” Urås continues
BIR is one of the largest waste management companies in Norway and collects the waste from approximately 320.000 inhabitants in the municipalities owning BIR. “BIR is a prime example of how a forward-thinking local municipality organization is embracing technology and new practices in order to provide cost efficiency, improve sustainability and service for the people and businesses in their communities.” says Fredrik Kekäläinen, CEO of Enevo.
“We are firmly committed to providing value to waste management companies such as BIR, by helping them become even more efficient. By using cutting edge technology we're able optimize the use of their assets and improve their bottom line.” Kekäläinen continues.