Learn how WasteHero helped Herning start slow and scale fast to save 71% on annual waste collection costs
Before implementing WasteHero solution:
Annual cost of 25,400,000 DKK for waste collection
Containers were on average only 22% full upon emptying
Inefficient routing causing high Co2 emissions
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.
After implementing WasteHero solution:
71% saving on annual waste collection expenses
53% fewer emptying events annually
Significant reduction of Co2 emissions
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.
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