RFID technology is picking up speed and becoming a fundamental solution for managing waste and recycling industries, reports Recycling Today.
Recycling carts tagged with RFID working together with equipped readers installed on collection trucks enable cities, municipalities and private waste haulers to manage important data as each cart is collected.
The haulers can track information such as location, pickup time and the weight of the material collected. Data obtained is used to target specific households with resources to help them increase their recycling rates.
Information gathered is also be used for measuring collection efficiencies, tracking recycling carts, increasing waste diversion rates, and creating recycle incentives much like those provided by RecycleBank.
An RFID-based recycling rewards program, RecycleBank has nearly 1.9 million U.S. household curbsides equipped with ultra-high frequency RFID carts.
The RFID technology is used to record recycling and the amount of material recycled in a given community. The more you recycle, the more points you get.
These points can be redeemed for goods from national merchants like CVS, Home Depot, Target, and Bed Bath & Beyond.