Smart Waste Management System: A Novel Approach to Waste Collection in Twenty-First Century Smart City
Keywords:Waste, Smart, Management, Disposal, System
It has been observed that domestic household bins are still being manually collected by the municipality. This old method of trash removal has flaws. It is labour-intensive. In this paper, we design and implement a novel innovative domestic waste management system. To achieve this aim, specific objectives had to be achieved. These were to design and implement a motor driver controller (MDC), obstacle detection system (ODS), email notification system, trash status monitoring, internet time-based trigger (ITT), and finally, integrating all the systems together. The project was divided into two phases: the design phase and the integration phase. The finished prototype was tested and demonstrated to function according to the design specifications. When the bin is empty, the system remains at the origin. Only when the bin is full that the system moves to the disposal point. When an obstacle is detected, it stops and sends a push notification via email to the user. Once the obstacle is removed, the system continues its path until it reaches its destination. The design objectives were achieved.