5 Top Smart Bin Solutions Impacting Smart Cities

We analyzed 155 smart bin solutions. Smartup Cities, Ecube Labs, Smart Sensor, EvoEco, and Sensoneo are our 5 picks to watch out for. Learn more in our Global Startup Heat Map!

Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups in waste management. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we decided to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 5 promising smart bin solutions.

Heat Map: 5 Top Smart Bin Solutions

For our 5 top picks, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 interesting examples out of 155 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.


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Who are the other 150 Smart Bin Startups?


Smartup Cities – Fill-Level Detection

Smart waste containers equipped with fill-level sensors and detectors with wireless connectivity allow for accurate planning, reporting, and optimization.

French startup Smartup Cities develops smart bin and container fill-level monitoring solutions, based on ultrasonic sensors. Thereby they provide complete remote visibility over any type of containers and help plan the collecting routes accordingly.

Ecube Labs – Solar Powered Trash Compactor

A waste compactor reads a waste bin’s fill-level in real-time by using sensors and then triggers automatic compaction. This increases the bin’s capacity up to 5-8 times.

South Korean startup Ecube Labs develops CleanCUBE – a waste bin with solar-powered waste compaction, which can hold up to 8 times more waste compared to non-compacting bins. The built-in safety sensor detects motion and stops waste compaction when it detects a hand or finger while also reducing the frequency of collection. The information is relayed to their cloud and analytics platform CleanCityNetworks for analysis.

Smartsensor – Temperature Sensors

During the fill-level measuring, in-build sensors also measure the current temperature inside a container and transmit this information to a server, together with other measured data. In case of sudden temperature changes (e.g. through a fire), the system automatically informs operators via text or E-mail alerts.

Australia-based Smartsensor monitors fullness and temperature levels of each bin and provides maintenance alerts based on the customers’ requests.

EvoEco – Interactive Bin With Dashboard

Innovative waste bins come equipped with screens, dashboards or other interactive systems that capture the users’ attention. For example, they can include elements of a game, can educate how to correctly sort waste or motivate users every time they throw away their waste in the bins.

The US-based company EvoEco develops the EvoBin which displays responsive messages to the user, triggered by sensors inside and depending on the types of thrown waste. Messages can be customized for specific audiences or events.

Sensoneo – Route Planning Optimization

Smart route planning enables the automated management of waste collection routes, based on precise pre-defined analytical data regarding the condition of waste collection vehicles, containers’ location, and filling level.

Slovakian company Sensoneo combines ultrasonic sensors (Single, Double, Quatro, and Micro-sensors) that monitor waste in real-time with sophisticated software (Smart Analytics, Smart Route Planning, and Smart Waste Management System), providing cities with data-driven decisions for optimization of waste collection routes, frequencies, and vehicle load.

What About The Other 150 Smart Bin Solutions?

While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 5 solutions showcased above are promising examples out of 155 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.

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