The WiFi-connected device sits inside the lid of a sanitary bin. A current fill level status is transmitted each time the lid is lifted. Staff can be notified when a bin is full, or when an item is preventing closure of the lid.
This feature enables efficient bin servicing and helps prevent the spread of waste around bathrooms. The smart monitoring device is an innovative way to improve the sustainability of waste management on campus.
This project is being undertaken by UQ ITEE student Kate Welsh under the supervision of Dr Alex Pudmenzky.