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Perth Smart Waste Project

Perth and Kinross Council introduce Perth Smart Waste Project installing In-Cab and Fleetroute software in refuse collection vehicles to help increase efficiency in collections.

In 2022 we began a process of replacing their waste management software within refuse collection vehicles. This is part of an ongoing project called the 'Smart Waste Project' which aims to increase efficacy in collections and work with changes to the service. The Smart Waste project, which was part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), included the installation of In-Cab tablets, and a new route optimising program - Fleetroute software.  

From an initial focus on household collections, this has now been successfully rolled out to include our commercial customers and was fully utilised during the 2023 start of year processes.  

Installation of  In-Cab technology  has meant that for the first time information recorded by our crews and vehicles, can be seen in real time by office staff. This includes, for example, the location of the vehicle on a collection route, if bins have not been presented, are contaminated, or if bin repairs are required. The data received from the inclusion of this new technology and software is incredibly useful to ensure we provides householders and commercial clients with the best possible service. These changes will ensure we have a service fit for purpose which can adapt to any changes that may be required.   

The Smart Waste Project will continue over 2023 to help further these benefits.

Smart Cities Scotland’ and the ‘European Regional Development Fund’ logos, alongside text stating that the Perth Smart Waste project is part- funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which ran from 2014-2020

Last modified on 30 May 2023

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