SmartTrash Waste Monitoring: The Ultimate Guide

A SmartTrash unit attached to a compactor

Does your business have a compactor? If you’re not using SmartTrash technology, you could be paying for waste collections that you don’t need. As the sole UK supplier of SmartTrash, here’s Flame UK’s guide to SmartTrash to help your business save money and the environment.

What is SmartTrash?

Designed in California, SmartTrash is a compactor management system. The system can be attached to your compactor, baler or crusher and will monitor exactly how much waste is inside the equipment. This helps you make sure you’re only having waste collections when you need them. This reduces the emissions from the collections and in turn reduces the environmental impact of your waste management system.

How does SmartTrash work?

The monitoring system measures how hard the compactor is working to determine how full your compactor is. The more waste that’s inside your compactor, the harder it will need to work to compact the material. Once the monitor is connected, it’ll communicate with the cloud system through a wireless connection to track the fullness of the compactor. When the system registers that the compactor is full, it will alert your waste collection provider and let them know that you’re ready for a collection.

What data does SmartTrash collect?

The reporting suite provided with SmartTrash provides your business with every piece of information about your compacting equipment. It gives your business details on everything from collection dates to weight information. You’ll be able to find out usage times, cycle times and operations per day. The more it knows, the smarter it gets. All this information allows it to accurately predict collection frequencies to save you time and money. As well as this, your SmartTrash unit will also issue POs for pickups and closing orders after a collection.

Two compactors with SmartTrash units attached
Two waste compactors with SmartTrash units

What are the benefits of using SmartTrash?

Saves time

Once you’ve installed and calibrated your SmartTrash monitoring system, it will do the rest for you. Your staff will no longer need to check whether your compactor is full and schedule your collections. The system will automatically alert your provider to let them know you need a collection. This frees up your time so that you can get back to the important things.

Saves money

If you’re only having waste collections when you need them, you’re going to see a reduction in your waste management costs. By avoiding any unnecessary waste collections, you can cut down on your costs dramatically. In a time where every penny matters, using SmartTrash could be benefitting your business massively. Most businesses using SmartTrash have saved a minimum of 25% on their waste disposal costs.

Saves the environment

It’s more important than ever that businesses are working towards a more sustainable future. Waste collections can have a huge effect on the environment with everything from dangerous landfill sites to the HGV trucks causing environmental damage. By cutting down on the amount of waste collections your business has, you’ll be cutting down on the carbon emissions from your collections. Less collections means less fuel consumption, less trucks on the road and less carbon emissions. All this can help your business reduce its environmental impact and become more sustainable.

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Looking to get a SmartTrash compactor management system for your waste equipment? As the sole UK provider for SmartTrash, our team of experts can help you to reduce your waste collections and your business’ environmental impact. Contact us today to find out how SmartTrash waste compactor monitoring can help your business.

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