UPM RFID (now SMARTRAC) and Cascade Engineering have helped the cities of Cincinnati, OH, and Grand Rapids, MI, turn trash into cash, using RFID technology to optimize critical waste management processes and generate cost savings. The two municipalities are combating the problem of growing waste volumes by motivating citizen behavioral change with incentive-based recycling programs and pay-as-you-throw pricing. Cascade Engineering’s RFID system for the waste management industry consists of the following components:
- two-wheeled recycling and trash containers mounted with RFID tags from Xtreme RFID,
- an on-board truck data collection system with RFID readers and RFID antennas from Capturit mounted in the hopper,
- an industrial PC with optional screen and GPS and GSM transceiver placed in the cab, and
- back office software.
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