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October 7, 2020
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Transparency + Information = Control

Transparency and Information. They go hand in hand; you can’t manage what you can’t measure. Smart fullness monitoring technology used for containers is not a new concept. We released our first fullness sensor in 2001. But it wasn’t until 2017, when we launched our patented cloud platform designed to convert sensor data into actionable information, ultimately leading to action. Unlike how smartwatches help consumers tune their diets and exercise routine, smart container technology allows organizations to adjust their waste and recycling operations.

Monitoring your waste and recycling containers using smart technology is very important. It provides businesses with a holistic view of their waste and recycling program and allows them to craft decisions based on real data. For example, a Facilities Manager at a production plant spans across multiple locations and facilities. As demand begins to surge, so does pressure on keeping the supply chain operations. The facility manager’s last thing needs to worry about is if they’re containers need to be picked up. Smart fullness technology removes the burden of using staff to continuously monitor or check their containers’ status so they can focus on more critical tasks. Automatically notifies the hauler when the container is ready for pickup – removing the risk of being over-hauled, overspilling waste, messy docks, and even downtime. Additionally, the manager can use data to see which facility is producing higher volumes and more frequently to improve resource allocation. He or she can use the data to establish Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to ensure each facility operates effectively and containers were getting serviced once reaching optimal fullness.

Container information and insights also help flush out inefficiencies within the waste and recycling operation such as untimely pickups (too early, or too late), compactor maintenance, and unforeseen waste production at a location. The bottom line, enabling transparency into your waste – will substantially improve how your waste is managed and simultaneously reduce the harmful effects of poorly managed waste.

Smart fullness monitoring is critical for tuning your operations and keeping your employees focused on more critical tasks. The Contelligent platform provides advanced container monitoring and analytics for various container types, including compactors generally used for waste and recycling, and closed top containers used for things like the distribution of recycled oil, collection of used cooking oil, and waste oil, and donations and textiles. For more than 30 years, and thousands of deployments worldwide, Contelligent has been helping companies of all kinds and sizes gain visibility and control of their container assets. Regardless of the container type or industry, Contelligent understands your monitoring needs and provides superior service and customer experience to help you achieve your goals.

Never dismiss the importance of capturing valuable metrics generated by your containers.