World's first Smart Waste Bin

Poznan, Poland

IoT, IoE


People don’t want to bother about the waste segregation, especially in the public places when everyone is in a rush and there is no right infrastructure to do it. Bin-e is a smart waste bin designed as a smart building solution, targeting office and public spaces. It uses a set of sensors to identify the type of waste that is being disposed of, segregates the waste, compresses it, and places it in the relevant chamber. The integrated computer gathers data about every item that is disposed of. This data is then uploaded on the database. The waste management company is notified on time, when to collect the contents of full chambers. The software is intelligent and learns with time about new types of packaging, shapes, and material. Data stored includes information on consumption patterns, which products and brands the users are consuming, in what time, and quantity. The system also makes the users aware of how much and what kind of waste they produce, which could be useful to monitor one’s consumption and change behaviour, e.g. reducing consumption or shifting it toward more healthy or eco-friendly options, new more sustainable dietary choices, or consumption cots monitoring. This device not only simplifies the recycling process, which leads to increased recycling behaviour, but also decreases human error and repeated effort (incorrectly sorted waste). All of this is crucial for public spaces owners or facility managers, who bear the costs of waste disposal. Bin-e segregates the waste on the spot and compresses it to optimise space and reduces volume. Under the ‘polluter pays’ principle, the volume reduction is a direct saving as in most European countries, waste disposal is charged per volume. With Bin-e, an average office building can reduce the volume of waste by 80%.