Smart Waste Management using Internet of Things


Smart Waste Management using Internet of Things



Neelima Katanguri


Presentation: 10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m., Kennedy Union Torch Lounge



The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) is crucial in enhancing smart city systems that monitor and manage city processes in real-time. One of the major challenges faced by smart city applications is managing solid waste, which has adverse effects on both human health and the environment. Typically, waste is generated by city residents and disposed of in garbage bins at the source using traditional waste management processes.To address this issue, we propose the use of a "Smart Garbage Bin" that can alert the relevant authorities when the bin is close to being full. This will ensure that the waste is collected on time, thus reducing the risk of overflow and keeping the environment clean. The system will use a strain gauge to detect when the bin is almost full and send a message to the authorized person to collect the waste from the designated location. The authorized person will then send a message to the waste management authorities through a web application or SMS, notifying them for waste collection.The management of waste is a crucial aspect of urban systems, particularly as urbanization continues to grow at a rapid pace. With the increasing trend towards smart urban systems, the need for effective waste management systems is even more pressing. A well-functioning waste management system is crucial to ensure that urban areas remain clean and habitable.This system will not only improve waste management in urban areas but also promote efficient use of resources, reduce costs, and protect the environment. By using technology to improve waste management, we can create more sustainable urban systems and ensure that cities remain clean and habitable for future generations.

Publication Date


Project Designation

Course Project 202310 CPS 592 M8

Primary Advisor

Andrew Rettig, Ryan Lambdin, Ruthvik Kolli

Primary Advisor's Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Stander Symposium, School of Engineering

Smart Waste Management using Internet of Things