Speed up Bin Collection with super fast Scanning

As the disposal of waste becomes more regulated, the waste collection operators have to keep track of which bins they collect, from where and when. Once RFID chips are fitted to bins, these RFID chips need to be read before the bin is emptied, this data then needs to be fed into the back office system so staff knows which customers bins were emptied and when. So no matter where your collection business is based in the world, there are a number of things most likely required for your collections:

  • Ability to read the Low Frequency (LF) or Ultra High Frequency (UHF) RFID Bin Tags
  • RFID bin chip reading should NOT slow collection runs down
  • Provide clear and concise analytical information on presentation rates into the office
  • Blacklisting customer’s who have not paid their bill – bin should not be emptied.
  • Present clear information on bin GPS coordinates and notification of potentially stolen bins.
  • Real-time error presentation – if a customer’s bin is the wrong size or type for this RFID tag.
  • Alert bin collector if additional items are required to be collected
  • Managing contaminates in the recycling and organic bins (updating office in real time) 

Our unique collection system for rear loading collection trucks enable the collection crew to scan RFID chipped bins on the fly. This has proven NOT to slow down collection runs compared to other RFID scanning systems fitted to the truck that can increase collection durations by 30%.  As you can see from the video below, the collector has the RFID reader fitted into our specially designed gloves and the Android device in his jacket. This robust and cost-efficient system has been in operation in Ireland since late 2007 and has proven to save money for waste companies in regard to not having to lift unpaid customers bins.

Setting up the collection crew system takes approx 5 mins and educating the staff is straightforward as all they have to do is log in and scan RFID tags all day.  The mobile device verbally speaks commands to the collection staff in a high pitched lady's voice, so all the collector has to do is listen and obey.  Once the collection run is done, they simply log out.  The system is designed to work in both online and offline modes, so any scanning in offline is saved to the device and later automatically sent to the WIS server.

If you have a side loader or front loading collection truck, then you will need our UHF RFID scanning hardware unit fitted into the truck. This unit has a long RFID read range (approx 4 meters) and alerting is presented on the Truck Router dashboard device. Bins will also need to be fitted with UHF RFID chips as well. The main drawback this system has over the collector who manually puts the trash into the back of the truck is – monitoring of contaminates when collecting organic and recycling bins.

Both our Low Frequency (where a person physically empties the bin) and the Ultra High Frequency (where the lift arm empties the bin) link directly to the WIS Server via our secure REST server, which encrypts inbound and outbound information.  If you would like bin lift data to be fed into your existing software directly, then we would have to link your system to WIS via our REST API or you could export manually from the WIS control panel via Excel / CSV.

If you are planning to deploy RFID technology then we suggest you review our RFID tags as we manufacture both the UHF / LF RFID tags as well as the hardware and software required to manage and scan these tags on bins.  Find out more information about our LF and UHF RFID Tags >>


Additional photos of the RFID reading on the glove

Gloves (gloves and mittens) come in different shapes and sizes to match weather conditions and working environment.

RFID Reader     

Mobile App for Bin Collection / Blacklisting to achieve the highest operational performance for all your staff, drivers, bin collection tasks 


Before Sunrise Innovations being a technology platform, we had gained massive experience in the most competitive household waste collection market in the world - Ireland.

Working over 10+ years in the household waste collection industry with the biggest and most complex operations we've always had a ton of customers issue, drivers tasks and monitor problems, staff hassle, compliance with vehicle safety, losing time and money and not going growing.

To get rid of the hassle, we've got sick and tired and finally committed to creating an innovative solution to actually make bin collection completely seamless and easy which today is named the Mobile App for Bin Collection.

What actually happened next is that local operators that did waste collection started to want to use this when they saw that we've had 10X less hassle doing our household. 

They told us " We need to use this for our drivers and staff as well. How can we use this?" and that's how we've started helping other waste operators.

That's why today the Mobile App on Bin Collection / Blacklist (account control) is a proven way used by our customers to double bin collection productivity and results with RFID tags scanning! 

  • Save hours a month and get paid faster with the  ‘’pay-by-empty’’ service model where items being scanned create a debit transaction and time stamp bin lift.
  • Increase productivity by at least 67% for each bin collector with audio alerting, timekeeping and geo-fence.
  • Increase contamination control by over 27% with taking digital pictures.
  • Grow 33% more customer satisfaction thanks to our blacklist account control functionality
  • Have access to no shortage of functionality that are needed in the bin collection operations and specifics



The household waste collection needs to be easy and fast and that's what we achieved with our Mobile App on Bin Collection.