As cities around the world rise in population, the issue of safely handling Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) also grows. Waste management methods and processes used by waste managers need to be improved to handle growing levels of MSW in a safe, effective, and timely manner. More cities worldwide are building data collection network architectures as part of ‘Smart Cities' initiatives. As a result, the use of technology to capture environmental data from waste bins has increased in recent years. This paper presents an overview of a proposed waste management research study that aims to demonstrate how collecting specific environmental data from public waste bins enables waste managers to decide the best method of collecting MSW. The proposed research study is to be performed within the City of Onkaparinga, a local council in South Australia. The study highlights that meaningful environmental data can be collected through the design of a wireless technology with multiple sensors placed in public waste bins. The analysis of the collected data will enable waste managers to make informed decisions on the most effective and efficient method of collecting MSW. In addition, this will help waste managers to devise better and efficient waste management processes and procedures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques in Wireless Communications (MTTW)
EditorsArturs Aboltins
Place of PublicationUnited States
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665424691
ISBN (Print)9781665424707 (Print on demand)
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2021
Event2021 IEEE Workshop on Microwave Theory and Techniques in Wireless Communications: 2021 MTTW - Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications of Riga Technical University (Online conference), Riga, Latvia
Duration: 07 Oct 202108 Oct 2021
https://web.archive.org/web/20211202180457/http://mttw.org/ (Conference website)


Conference2021 IEEE Workshop on Microwave Theory and Techniques in Wireless Communications
OtherThe need for new wireless communication systems to cope with the demand of new services demanding higher performance, larger throughput, wider bandwidth, and lower bit-error-rates, requires to focus the development of new communication techniques in the microwave and mm-wave bands. Scientific conference MTTW'21 is focused on the new theories and techniques extending limits of currently used wireless communication systems and microwave technologies. The conference seeks submissions from academia, industry, and government institutions presenting novel research on wireless communication systems and microwave technologies.
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