Traditionally the waste management industry has been slow to adopt new technologies such as RFID (Radio Frequency
Identification) tags, GPS and integrated software packages which enable better quality data to be collected without the use of estimation or
manual data entry.
=> Technologies like RFID tags are now being used to collect data on presentation rates for curb-side pick-ups which is useful when examining the usage of recycling bins or similar.
=> Benefits of GPS tracking is particularly evident when considering the efficiency of ad hoc pick-ups (like skip bins or dumpsters) where the collection is done on a consumer request basis.
=> Integrated software packages are useful in aggregating this data for use in optimization of operations for waste collection operations.
=> Rear vision cameras are commonly used for OH&S reasons and video recording devices are becoming more widely used, particularly concerning residential services and contaminations of the waste stream.