Enevo for Cities

A sensor-based solution to increase efficiency and transparency in waste management

Enevo for Cities is a sensor-based solution that aims to increase efficiency and transparency in waste management. Through tracking container fill-levels and optimizing pickup routes, this solution tries to improve cost efficiency as well as reduce the environmental footprint of the waste.

More specifically, Enevo for Cities promise to:

  • Improve Cost Efficiency: Enevo measures the actual container waste level multiple times a day and then uses powerful analytics to accurately predict when that container will need emptying.  In addition, you can access future collection plans that best use waste resources across your city.
  • Monitor and Report Waste Performance: Enevo reporting tools monitor the waste data from all the bins are provide the ability to track changes. Improvements in waste services can be quickly observed as the waste collection processes are changed.
  • Reduce Overflowing Bins: Enevo’s predictive analytics can tell you when bins will be full and will need emptying before there is a problem. Avoiding the risk of overfill not only maintains the cleanliness of the local environment but saves money on cleanup costs, handling complaint calls and reduces the risk of further fly tipping and illegal dumping.
  • Do More With Less: Enevo waste analytics tools provide detailed reports of actual waste levels at collection and identify bins that are being over serviced.


Waste Analytics Solution

Enevo’s waste analytics solution provides insights that help you increase efficiency and transparency. Whether you’re a city, a business or a broker handling waste contracts we can help you streamline your waste management operations further.


Identify your baseline, manage your waste generation and learn about:

  • View planned, missed and unscheduled collections
  • Track average fullness of your containers
  • Know, with accuracy, how much waste you are generating
  • Record percentage of waste you are diverting from the landfill by recycling
  • Manage how fast your containers are filling up


Predict when and where containers are filling up:

  • Identify containers that need emptying
  • See when missed sites might overflow and react ahead of problems
  • Manage containers that don’t need to be collected


Keep track of all collection activity and make data-driven decisions:

  • Receive a time record of each collection
  • Track volume and weight collected
  • Quantify total collections over a period of time
  • Validate if missed collections led to overflow
  • Monitor collection performance against agreed schedule
  • Export data to excel for further analysis or reporting needs

Measurement Technology

Enevo waste management analytics solution uses advance ultrasonic sonar technology to detect fill levels. The device also measures temperature, tilt and acceleration, providing you with a range of data from waste containers.

  • Continuously monitors fill level
  • Automatically detects collections and deliveries
  • Easily retrofitted or pre-installed to a container
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Wireless communications
  • Alerts such as sudden fill-level changes, temperature, overflowing containers and more
  • Battery powered and lasts for 10+ years under optimal circumstances and settings


Multi-storey, residential apartment complexes which house up to 70 percent of Rotterdam’s inhabitants have made it practical to develop a range of community centered, waste collection sites across the city. This has eliminated tens of thousands of individual household waste containers from the city streets. However, it has also created a requirement the municipality of Rotterdam to ensure that the underground containers are emptied reliably, preventing the build-up of waste materials left in the streets.

Joost van Maaren, manager of Waste Collection and Recycling in Rotterdam commented,

Since all waste has to be dealt with within the confines of the municipality, separation of waste fractions is important. However, to be able to make the most of the recycling and reuse opportunity, we need to make sure that waste collection is convenient for citizens. That means optimizing the waste value chain, from the number and placement of receptacles, to scheduling collections to ensure there’s always space in the containers

This meant fixed collection points on regular routes. Municipality of Rotterdam had identified fixed routes as a source of inefficiency, which had been partially rectified by manually monitoring fill rates for individual containers and adjusting collections accordingly. However, it was felt that collection efficiency could be further improved upon. In commissioning the pilot project, the municipality of Rotterdam set Enevo and TWS a target to increase the efficiency of waste collection by at least 20 percent.

Other examples of implementation have been the City of Antwerp and Isle of Man.