Title

Sustainable Waste Solution for Trash Capacity

Lead Author Major

Computer Engineering

Lead Author Status

Senior

Second Author Major

Computer Engineering

Second Author Status

Senior

Third Author Major

Electrical Engineering

Third Author Status

Senior

Fourth Author Major

Electrical Engineering

Fourth Author Status

Senior

Format

SOECS Senior Project

Faculty Mentor Name

Rahim Khoie

Faculty Mentor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Additional Faculty Mentor Name

Elizabeth Basha

Additional Faculty Mentor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Abstract/Artist Statement

On a larger scale, smart waste management solutions assist cities with logistics of collecting trash. As the population continues to increase, the amount of waste produced increases. The risk of overflow and carbon emissions increase as well. These solutions can provide cities with an efficient tool to manage waste and provide optimal collection routes to provide a cleaner environment for the city. The purpose of the designed system is to provide the University of the Pacific with a sustainable waste management solution. The motivation behind our design is to provide the University with an efficient method of picking up trash. Currently, all trash bins are checked to determine if they need to be empty. This creates a problem because not all trash bins need to be emptied when people physically check. This creates an inefficient method of checking trash capacity. Our system will detect trash capacity levels across various bins on campus. This will determine if people need to physically access the trash bins. Those trash levels will be sent to a centralized database that displays the measured results for all to see. The system will be powered by a rechargeable battery. This rechargeable battery is charged by a solar panel. To be efficient with power consumption, the system will undergo a deep-sleep state. Providing the University with an efficient sustainable solution is important for the environment and future research.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

7-5-2022 2:30 PM

End Date

7-5-2022 4:00 PM

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Sustainable Waste Solution for Trash Capacity

School of Engineering & Computer Science

On a larger scale, smart waste management solutions assist cities with logistics of collecting trash. As the population continues to increase, the amount of waste produced increases. The risk of overflow and carbon emissions increase as well. These solutions can provide cities with an efficient tool to manage waste and provide optimal collection routes to provide a cleaner environment for the city. The purpose of the designed system is to provide the University of the Pacific with a sustainable waste management solution. The motivation behind our design is to provide the University with an efficient method of picking up trash. Currently, all trash bins are checked to determine if they need to be empty. This creates a problem because not all trash bins need to be emptied when people physically check. This creates an inefficient method of checking trash capacity. Our system will detect trash capacity levels across various bins on campus. This will determine if people need to physically access the trash bins. Those trash levels will be sent to a centralized database that displays the measured results for all to see. The system will be powered by a rechargeable battery. This rechargeable battery is charged by a solar panel. To be efficient with power consumption, the system will undergo a deep-sleep state. Providing the University with an efficient sustainable solution is important for the environment and future research.