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Smart Waste for Smart Cities
Waste Talks Solution: for Municipal & State Government
Growth in population and change in lifestyles has led to increase in waste generation. Municipal solid waste includes residential and commercial wastes generated in city areas in either solid or semi-solid form including bio-medical wastes. Safe and cost-effective management of municipal solid waste is a significant social, environmental and health challenge for modern society.
A large number of cities do not have adequate processing facilities which mean that the municipalities tend to haphazardly dump wastes all over the landfills. Lack of storage and collection facilities, segregation of waste, pollution and contamination due to dumping of garbage on roads, open transportation in trucks, space constraints with landfills, social and environmental issues associated with landfills and lack of reusable and recyclables are the key issues in solid waste management.
Considering the social, environmental and health impact of waste management and sanitation, CATEC has launched Smart Integrated Waste Management Solution (Smart Talks). The objective of this Solution is to improve waste management practices leveraging modern technologies, eliminate open defecation and manual scavenging by providing central Command and Control Center, building a unified city dashboard, involving private sector, bring behavior change and social change.
CATEC’s Waste Talks Solution provides visibility on city sanitation & waste management, route planning for garbage collection, resource optimisation, efficient asset management, efficient maintenance, visibility of waste bins etc.
Online platforms provide options and alternatives to the user to request any of the services available electronically through the latest communication channels; these services include and not limited to the following:
Applying for No Objection Certificate (NOC) by waste producers
Applying for NOC for adding/deleting an activity
Applying for a permit to practice the profession for environmental services providers
Applying for a landfill certificate
Request to add or delete a waste transportation vehicle
Paying all types of fees electronically by credit card
Updating establishment data (Data amendment application)
The online platform enables the user to check the status of submitted applications and view the account’s details, activities, vehicles, pick up requests, the paid amount for outstanding money.
The online platform increases the channels of communication with customers and provide better services to meet the needs of all segments of society, and maintain a high level of performance and continuous improvement of the services provided to customers in a safe and easy manner ensuring the delivery of the services 24 /7 and from any where.
The contract management Platform enables the municipalities and community management to have a comprehensive waste management monitoring, control, data collection and analytical systems and ensures contractor compliance to the contractual aspects, guidelines and regulations. The Contract Management Platform provides the following features:
360o view and full automation of contacts including contract terms, contacts, SLA, KPIs, penalties.
Incident lifecycle management Automation including Initialization, assignment, processing and closing.
Non-compliance reporting and notifications.
friendly notification tracking and management module
centralized integrated database for inspection of waste collection & Pest Control management.
Template management module for internal and external official correspondence
Complaints Handling module
Financial module and capabilities.
GIS based information and reports
Call center Integration Capability
Dashboard for contractors’ performance including: 360o Incident reports, Violation reports, Penalties reports and Financial reports
Mobile Application for Inspectors, Contract managers, contractors and business users.
CATEC has been developing an Automated Truck and bin Monitoring System for solid and sewage waste trucks using RFID, GPS, GPRS and onboard load sensors, interfaced with low cost camera for solution of existing problems and streamline solid waste disposal monitoring and management efficiencies. This solution is developed to be as compacted, robust, energetically efficient and reliable as possible. Data from the truck network are recorded and transferred to a control server through GPS/GPRS system. The control server monitors the information and optimizes truck routes and bins location according to the waste estimation. The developed solution provides:
Improved performance on real-time bin status, estimation of solid waste amount and time and location of the truck service.
Hazardous waste Disposal monitoring and Tracking
Sewage waste Illegal dumping monitoring and Tracking
Solid waste illegal dumping monitoring and Tracking
Another solution implemented with RFID, GPS and Load sensors technologies is Pay As You Throw (PAYT), add a scale to the truck to figure out the weight of the waste being produced by waste producers. Charge the pound (the customer’s account is linked to the RFID tag), and regulators/governments can incentivizing waste producers to minimize their waste.
eManifest is a set of electronic forms, reports, and procedures designed to seamlessly track All type of wastes from the time it leaves the generator facility where it was produced, until it reaches the off-site waste management facility that will store, treat or dispose of the waste. The eManifest is an important milestone in the waste management sector, it provides a system for regulators to carry out audits of waste and ensure compliance with the duty of care. The waste regulator can also use the eManifest to record and manage the operators’ waste movements and for regulatory and policies development purposes.
At CATEC we have the tools and techniques to work with cities to solve their ICT challenges and keep city wide systems running efficiently. To make it easier and for daily operations, our network, platforms and our consulting expertise are all offered to cities administration as a Managed Service. In this model, we will operate the entire Smart City infrastructure, or operate and transfer it post-operative conditions. This can similarly be extended to townships and other units of community living.
CATEC component-wise managed services include:
Toll Charging and Settlement
Public/City Asset Management
Monitoring of Goods, Vehicles and other Assets
Public Transportation Information Management
CATEC at a glance
CATEC is a customer centric and technology-driven company providing enterprise business solutions and enterprise services that help clients in crafting holistic value for their software development efforts.