Smart waste solutions 2020: In today’s blog we cover the state of the smart waste solutions market in 2020 – list some of the major operators and provide a bit of info on the key trends.


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This is based on the recent report published by Global Market Estimates on “Global Smart Waste Management Market Size, Market Share, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts, 2025“.


We were pleased to see that Waster (which has been called the Uber of Waste) was included in the report and we will cover below some of the other leading players in smart waste solutions.


The list of leading smart waste solutions and smart waste systems companies covers information technology, smart bin technology such as sensors etc. and much more.


About Waster is an innovate waste management and recycling business for small and medium Australian companies. We help you arrange all your smart waste solutions such as waste and recycling through one easy online system.


You can arrange general waste, all recycling services as well as grease trap cleaning, sanitary bin services or medical waste  – all on flexible 30 day agreements – so you never need to sign a multi year lock in contract again.


Check out your costs and options below today for smart waste solutions:


Smart Waste Solutions – how big is the market?


The market for smart waste solutions and systems is really in it’s infancy in Australia and globally. It is expected to hugely increase over the next few years.


According to the study:


“The smart waste management market is expected to grow owing to the increasing number of smart city initiatives and strict government regulations. It is estimated to grow from USD 1.08 Billion in 2016 to USD 2.37 Billion by 2021, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 16.9%.”


The leading smart waste solutions players included in the report are:




Enevo provides sensor technology for bins and dumpsters to monitor how full a bin is, and to optimise the pickup schedule – this means that companies can cut costs on collections that are not required – and increase efficiency.



Smartbin – provides a competitor to Enevo in the smart bin monitoring and smart waste solutions sector. They provide bin monitors and real time monitoring of capacity, collections etc.



Bigbelly provides smart waste solutions for cities, businesses and organisations. Through compaction devices and waste monitoring – collections are greatly reduced.


Benefits include – no waste for rodents etc, compaction to c.5 times normal capacity. No overflow and a clean visible impression.



Covanta specialises in energy from waste and operates c.50 facilities worldwide.


“Our Energy-from-Waste facilities convert approximately 20 millions tons of waste into enough renewable energy to power more than one million homes and recycle over 550,000 tons of metal annually! We also operate a number of material processing facilities and transfer stations that support Covanta’s core Energy-from-Waste business, while helping customers reach their sustainability goals.”



Bin-E is a solution for inside buildings – where all waste is placed in one bin – and sensors separate it into waste or recycling – and adds compaction.


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Evoeco provides an interactive response to peoples waste disposal – showing what you have put in bin and the environmental outcome.


“Digital video captures attention and shows users the exact items in your waste stream. On-screen messages educate and motivate users every time they throw away their waste in the bins.”



Compology provides bin monitoring services with robust video footage – so you can see exactly what is in the bin and how full it is.


Ecube provides a suite of services including solar panelled compaction devices and bin fullness monitoring systems. They have a strong presence in stadiums and sports arenas.


Conclusion on smart bins and smart waste solutions:


The smart waste solutions space is certainly very interesting with increasing options for boosting recycling through the usage of smart technology


We are certain that a number of these innovations will really take of in Australia – and will keep you posted on the outcome.


Smart Technology to reduce waste: many people perceive the waste collection industry (not so much the recycling industry (see recycling in Australia) as it has a more modern image) as quite old fashioned, not very technically or IT progressive and maybe not the quickest to adopt new practises.


In some ways this is actually true!


However – there are lots of progressive trends impacting the industry also – and Waster covers as many of these smart waste trends as we can in our regular blogs and articles on all things waste related.


In this blog we cover how the industry – both smart waste management and recycling – is becoming increasing data and analytics focused (technology to reduce waste) – and look at some of the more office based companies staking a claim in rubbish bins Sydney.


These sort of companies are changing the perception of what a garbage collection business is by applying technology to reduce waste!



Waster offers small and medium Australian companies (in all metro regions) an alternative to traditional rubbish bins Sydney collections – through flexible contracts, better services and low prices. Check out our bins and options online today by hitting the blue buttons at the top or bottom of this page.


We provide all waste and recycling services to small and medium businesses all across Australia – from grease trap cleaning to sanitary bins and of course general waste bin collections also.




Technology to reduce waste and landfill – if you can’t measure, you can’t improve!


The management guru Peter Drucker likes to say things like: “if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it”. Well if, there is one thing the waste industry has – is lots of things to measure and quite a few to improve.


In many ways, the industry of rubbish bins Sydney lends itself very well to analysis as it is basically 1000s of metric shaped bins containing various weights and types of rubbish, getting picked up a number of times each week. Waster of course provides collections of all standard Australian bin sizes – from 240 litre wheelie bins up to 4.5 cubic metre metal bins.


All across Australia – Waster and other waste management companies are collecting thousands and thousands of bins. This is exactly where the potential to analyse the data comes in.


Of course this waste can then be categorised as waste or recycling and we can even look at greenhouse gas emissions, number of truck trips or safety statistics. Basically a huge amount of data. See our blog on carbon neutral waste services.


With the growth in IT and technology – the ability to record and analyse this data is growing all the time. We can then use this data to suggest improvements and to gain insights.


Major corporates such as national chains i.e. think supermarket chains, major retail brands etc are demanding better data and information from their waste suppliers to ensure they are meeting financial and environmental targets and need technology to reduce waste.


We have seen numerous new entrants to the Australian waste and recycling market offering reporting and data solution technology to reduce waste costs and minimise environmental impacts.


Envizi – They can say it better than we can ” It gives you enterprise-wide visibility into your energy and sustainability performance, identifies patterns and prioritizes action so you can eliminate inefficiencies and forecast for the future. By transforming diverse and distributed data into actionable insights, Envizi empowers you to set new benchmarks, push into new territories and create greater value for your business.”


technology to reduce waste


Panoglin Associates offers greenhouse gas emission services helping business reduce their carbon footprint and also achieving wider business efficiencies.


Energetics is also a Sydney based company offering reporting and data services in energy, carbon and related sectors.


All of these companies are third party businesses applying data analytics and number crunching support to both waste management and recycling companies and also companies that require waste services.


You will be seeing more and more data analysis in the waste and recycling sector and we will keep you updated.


What is the future of waste management and recycling?


Check out our video above – which asks some big questions about what waste management and recycling will look like in Australia in 2050.


We argue that waste will be hugely reduced – due to new technology to reduce waste such as 3d printing – and drone deliveries.


Analysis of data and continuing optimisations will of course also play a major part.


Whatever way you look at it – computer technology now means that everything is recorded – and with this information and data – we will find new ways to improve and optimise.


Check out our blog on timber recycling – for something much more tangible! See our blog on general rubbish removal and the future.



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