Customer Stories - SBWMA

How Compology helped SBWMA identify 90% of containers are contaminated

Customer Stories - SBWMA

How Compology helped SBWMA identify 90% of containers are contaminated

SBWMA

Compology partnered with South Bayside Waste Management Authority (SBWMA), also known as RethinkWaste, to provide solutions for 12 public agencies to deliver efficient, effective, and affordable results with its solid waste services provider, Recology.

RethinkWaste executive director, Joe La Mariana, says it’s their duty to ratepayers to improve productivity, efficiency, and cost savings. “When technology is presented to us, we are very intrigued. We want to try it in the field in real applications,” says Joe.

By partnering with Complogy, SBWMA installed 400 in-container cameras to remotely monitor fullness and utilization of commercial dumpsters that are regulated by California laws AB 1826 and AB 1383. Through this, we’ve helped identify that 90% of their dumpsters have contamination in them, and on average, 40% of containers serviced are at 40% fullness.

90%

containers identified as contaminated

40%

dumpsters serviced at half fullness

400

cameras deployed

The SBWMA also uses Compology technology to monitor business waste behavior to ensure waste and recycling material is disposed of in the correct bins. With remote monitoring and reporting, SBWMA gets a better picture of how each customer location performs in terms of utilizing containers and services to meet California mandates.

The companies also identify which businesses are improving diversion practices and which need to develop more targeted outreach and education campaigns for each location to better tackle waste reduction now through verifiable image.

With Compology, the SBWMA has been able to set a performance baseline across their areas of operation. From there, data-driven decisions can be made to comply with state mandates as well as reduce emissions, limit the number of lifts (while increasing the volume of material picked up on each lift), save on costs, and improve service scheduling decisions. “The value is providing targeted, continuous education, enabling profitable collection models for recycling and organics and helping generators and regulators meet their zero waste and diversion goals,” says Jason Gates, CEO of Compology.

Compology partnered with South Bayside Waste Management Authority (SBWMA), also known as RethinkWaste, to provide solutions for 12 public agencies to deliver efficient, effective, and affordable results with its solid waste services provider, Recology.

RethinkWaste executive director, Joe La Mariana, says it’s their duty to ratepayers to improve productivity, efficiency, and cost savings. “When technology is presented to us, we are very intrigued. We want to try it in the field in real applications,” says Joe.

By partnering with Complogy, SBWMA installed 400 in-container cameras to remotely monitor fullness and utilization of commercial dumpsters that are regulated by California laws AB 1826 and AB 1383. Through this, we’ve helped identify that 90% of their dumpsters have contamination in them, and on average, 40% of containers serviced are at 40% fullness.

The SBWMA also uses Compology technology to monitor business waste behavior to ensure waste and recycling material is disposed of in the correct bins. With remote monitoring and reporting, SBWMA gets a better picture of how each customer location performs in terms of utilizing containers and services to meet California mandates.

The companies also identify which businesses are improving diversion practices and which need to develop more targeted outreach and education campaigns for each location to better tackle waste reduction now through verifiable image.

With Compology, the SBWMA has been able to set a performance baseline across their areas of operation. From there, data-driven decisions can be made to comply with state mandates as well as reduce emissions, limit the number of lifts (while increasing the volume of material picked up on each lift), save on costs, and improve service scheduling decisions. “The value is providing targeted, continuous education, enabling profitable collection models for recycling and organics and helping generators and regulators meet their zero waste and diversion goals,” says Jason Gates, CEO of Compology.

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