Smart trash is the newest member of the smart family. It’s like any other smart tool: utilizing technology and an internet connection to create better services, ideally increasing efficiency and reducing costs.
But not all smart waste services are created equal. We’ve compiled a few questions you should ask when exploring your options for smart waste solutions:
Smart tech is all the rage, so many “smart trash providers” enter the market before their tech is ready. Ask to see their technology in person and turn it on – don’t let a prototype fool you.
Enevo’s answer: Our smart trash sensors measure fill levels, so dumpsters are only emptied when they need to be. We currently have 60,000 sensors active worldwide, so we’re happy to show off our tech.
Any smart technology should create benefit beyond novelty, with financial benefit as a top priority. Ask for a break down of the pricing structure and how the tech influences that structure.
Enevo’s answer: Since our dumpsters are only emptied when they need to be, our operating costs decrease and we share those savings with you. Our sensor powers our advanced analytics software, giving us an in-depth understanding of your waste practices so we can find even more savings – after all, we only make money if our customers save money.
This tech has to be both an active, available resource and create long-term benefits. Ask to see real results, case studies, testimonials, and references.
Enevo’s answer: You can find our case studies and testimonials here. There you’ll find information on how we saved McDonald’s 12%, this apartment community $500/month, and this international doughnut franchises 28%.
If the technology benefits the customer at the cost of the garbage men who carry out the collection services, it will not be sustainable in the long term. Smart tech is supposed to create efficiency for all – ask them how.
Enevo’s answer: We create tech that benefits everyone. Our sensors and analytics software power our dynamic routing software, allowing our haulers to service the highest number of dumpsters in need while driving the fewest number of miles. They love our tech because it keeps things running smoothly and efficiently.
Technology is only as good as what you do with it. Is this a quick fix, or a well-rounded, long-term solution?
Enevo’s answer: Our sensor powers our advanced analytics software, allowing us to go beyond traditional waste services. Utilizing our data, we’re able to increase recycling diversion rates, create food donation programs, conduct supply chain analyses, and develop specialized packaging and recycling programs – anything that will decrease costs (we don’t make money unless our customers save money)
As waste concerns become more prominent and waste regulations become more complex, more tech solutions will enter the space. It’s important to do your research and explore your options.
If you'd like to know more about what makes Enevo stand out as a smart waste service provider, contact us here.