WasteHero | Herning Kommune Waste Management Case Study

Herning Kommune Waste Management Case Study

City of Herning

Learn how WasteHero helped Herning start slow and scale fast to save 71% on annual waste collection costs

Before implementing WasteHero solution:

The municipality of Herning had with their 89.000 citizens large costs related to their existing waste management. The municipality of Herning had a yearly cost of roughly 25.400.000 DKK on their waste management, and our data indicated that the containers were only 40% full on average when emptied. It was therefore clear that the majority of emptying events were unnecessary and that the opportunity for optimization was significant.

Semi-underground waste containers fitted with smart bin sensors in city location by harbour
Semi underground waste container fitted with smart bin sensor in City of Herning

After implementing WasteHero solution:

In 2018, WasteHero implemented 125 additional sensors in the municipality of Herning to secure further savings with regards to their waste management. The gathering of data from the installed sensors provided a much better insight regarding the possibilities of optimization. The municipality of Herning secured 53 % less emptyings with the implementation of the solution on the specific containers, which provided them with significant savings and reduced CO2 emission. The municipality of Herning reduced their total expenses of waste emptying with 71 % for the specific containers in connection with our business case, which could then be used for further optimization of waste management and a more sustainable city.

The key to success

Start slow and scale fast.

WasteHero implemented the first 25 sensors in the containers of Herning municipality in 2018 to complement the software solution. An additional 125 sensors were added in the following months to secure further savings with regards to their waste management.

One of the great benefits of WasteHero is it supports the mix of static and dynamic routing. So you can always start with a small investment and expand it afterwards, after seeing concrete results.

Semi-underground waste containers fitted with smart bin sensors in city location by harbour

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