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A Noble Proposal for Internet of Garbage Bins (IoGB)

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Electronics and Communication Engineering Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh
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School of Engineering, Macquarie University, Sydney 2109, Australia
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Smart Cities 2019, 2(2), 214-229; https://doi.org/10.3390/smartcities2020014
Received: 21 April 2019 / Revised: 27 May 2019 / Accepted: 27 May 2019 / Published: 3 June 2019
Various technological devices have been developed to meet the ever-increasing demand of today’s cities. Cities, as we can see today, have become highly technology-oriented. However, technological advancement comes at a cost which in this case is the environment of our planet. Therefore, it is necessary to design green cities, which impose as less harm as it possibly can to the environment. One of the most important characteristics of these new cities is the way of managing their waste. Traditional waste management, which employs various sizes and shapes of trash cans at multiple places that are collected by hand after each use is space-consuming, manual, inefficient and often leads to environmental pollution. Therefore, we require a novel approach that is free from these constraints. This paper proposes a garbage management system integrating the fundamental ideas of smart waste management and ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT). The proposed system employs smart cyclic containers that rotate one by one after being filled with rubbish like ‘Merry Go Round’. This approach of waste management solves the problem of space-constraint in an innovative way. A central server monitors the whole system, which further dispatches an autonomous car to collect the waste when necessary. This IoT integrated waste management system is named ‘Internet of Garbage Bins’ (IoGB). View Full-Text
Keywords: Garbage Monitoring; IoT; RFID; Robotic Hand Garbage Monitoring; IoT; RFID; Robotic Hand
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Jaid Jim, A.A.; Kadir, R.; Mamun, M.A.A.; Nahid, A.-A.; Ali, M.Y. A Noble Proposal for Internet of Garbage Bins (IoGB). Smart Cities 2019, 2, 214-229.

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