An automated waste control management system (AWCMS) by using Arduino

A.M. Furqan Durrani, A.U. Rehman, A. Farooq, J.A. Meo, M.T. Sadiq

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An Automated Waste Control Management System (AWCMS) has been designed which includes an electronic waste detection device and a central control unit. An infrared sensor for sensing waste levels, GPS for location identification, Arduino Board having a microcontroller and GSM Module for sending the message containing the information regarding waste bin being is full or empty. The central control unit comprises of a receiving device which receives a message from the waste detection device via a GSM Module and sends it to the computer software via a USB cable using Arduino Board's micro controller. The software has a proficiently designed GUI which enables the user to perform and monitor all the required actions for waste monitoring and detection in the waste bins placed in an area or a city. All the information like latitude, longitude, the status being full or empty etc. are displayed in the GUI of the software in the event of a waste-bin getting full and then being emptied by municipal waste trucks or field workers. Therefore, all the components in this overall system work in an intelligent manner to make automated waste management possible so that the waste is collected and disposed to the dumping sites only when it is necessary at a proper time. This work mainly focuses on timely and automatic waste collection and transportation mechanism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 International Conference on Engineering and Emerging Technologies, ICEET 2019
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2019


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