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Waste management is one of the most traditional businesses in history. Since the dawn of time, we have produced waste, and as time has passed, new methods have been found to treat and dispose of it. The last 30 years have seen some of the biggest advancements in technology in British history. With this has come a plethora of new ways to manage the waste your business produces. Our experts are always innovating and have picked out some of our favourite solutions to your problems. 


ORCA is leading the way in food waste recycling with their cutting-edge technology. Their process uses air, along with water and microbiology, to turn food waste into an environmentally safe liquid. This is disposed of using the existing sanitary sewer infrastructure. ORCA’s process mimics the way a digestive system works, breaking down food waste quickly and efficiently. This makes it an ideal solution for businesses that generate large amounts of food waste, such as restaurants, grocery stores, and caterers. Not only does ORCA’s technology help to reduce environmental pollution, but it also saves businesses money on disposal costs. As more businesses adopt ORCA’s technology, we can expect to see a significant reduction in food waste pollution worldwide. 

Reverse vending machine

This is the first piece of technology on this list focused on the general public. A reverse vending machine uses state-of-the-art technology to read the recyclable items you place in it.  Once the items are identified, you receive a voucher or reward. These machines make it easy and convenient for people to recycle their items while also providing an incentive to do so. In addition, reverse vending machines play an important role in reducing plastic pollution by encouraging people to use reusable bottles and containers instead of single-use plastics.

Smart waste bins and reverse vending machines use advanced technology such as RFID chips, digital tracking systems and sensors to monitor how much is being deposited in each bin, allowing for improved collection schedules, reducing garbage overflow, and improving sanitation practices. The improved efficiency not only benefits the environment through more robust recycling practices, but it also saves employers money in waste disposal fees. Smart waste bins genuinely revolutionise the way we handle our unwanted materials – giving us an easier way to effectively manage any size of space or budget with ease. 

Big Belly Bins

Big belly bins have the potential to transform the waste management industry. These bins use solar power to compact waste and send notifications when they need to be emptied. This helps reduce human labour, freeing up resources that can be used elsewhere in the waste management process. In addition, these bins are more efficient at collecting waste, as they can hold five times more than a traditional open-top bin. This means fewer collections and a reduction in carbon emissions. Place across major cities, such as London, Big Belly Bins are essential to keeping our cities clean.

Recycling Sorting Systems 

Separating different materials makes it so we can recycle more. There are many kinds of sorting systems, but they all have one thing in common: they arrange materials efficiently and accurately. One of the most common is a conveyor belt system. This arranges materials by weight, size, and shape. Another common type of sorting system is a trommel screen. This uses a rotating cylinder with holes of different sizes to sort materials by weight and size.  

Sensor-based Waste Scales 

As the world becomes increasingly digitised, new technologies are being developed to make everyday tasks more efficient. One such technology is sensor-based waste scales. Using sensors, municipal workers can track how much trash is generated in each area of a building or estate. This information can then be used to increase recycling rates, optimise collection schedules and ensure that all waste is managed correctly. In addition, sensor-based waste scales can help to identify areas where contamination is a problem. By targeting these areas with educational campaigns, targeted training or increased enforcement, you can further reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills or incinerators. As the world looks for ways to become more sustainable, sensor-based waste scales are emerging as a key solution. 

Electric Dustcart

Electric dustcarts have revolutionized the way cities clean their streets. These innovative vehicles are helping to reduce pollution significantly and make huge positive impacts on city living. They are more silent than traditional vehicles, reducing noise pollution and making it easier for people to navigate around town. Moreover, their electric engines require very little maintenance, meaning that upkeep costs are much lower. Furthermore, since they don’t smoke or send out noxious odours like older models, these dustcarts are especially beneficial in densely populated urban areas. It is clear to see why cities all over the world are looking to electric dustcarts as a major part of their street cleaning operations. 


Recycleye supports waste management by utilising AI-powered technology. The UKbased business identifies waste at Material Recycling Facilities (MRFs) by using cameras and AI-powered algorithms to detect and sort waste. This allows facilities to increase efficiency in their waste management operations, enabling them to maintain a clean environments. Furthermore, Recycleye also helps local authorities reduce costs associated with traditional sorting methods as well as collecting data on the reuse, and recycling rates of waste. Thanks to this innovative technology, it is becoming easier for cities all over the world to improve sustainability.

Waste Management Apps 

Waste management apps are becoming increasingly important in our efforts to lead more sustainable lives. Bywaters has created an app called B.R.A.D. that is dedicated to making waste management easier and more efficient. This app enables users to monitor their waste streams and make responses quickly when changes arise. It provides accurate measurements, allowing businesses to understand trends around their current practices. With real-time data analysis, alerts, scheduling reminders, reports, and cost monitoring all in one place, B.R.A.D provides an all-in-one solution for centralising an organisation’s waste management activities and processes for greater efficiency and cost savings over time. 

At Bywaters, we are committed to helping our clients reduce their environmental impact. One way we do this is by providing software that tracks recycling rates and waste. This software, called B.R.A.D., provides real-time data so that our clients can see the impact of their recycling efforts. Additionally, B.R.A.D. helps to identify areas where improvements can be made. For example, if a client has a high recycling rate but a high waste output, B.R.A.D. can help to identify potential issues with the recycling process. By providing this valuable data, we hope to empower our clients to make more sustainable choices.


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