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Garbage collection to get QR code

8th December, 2020 MISCELLANEOUS

Note: it can be used as an example of use of technology in waste Management.

Context: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is all set to implement a pilot project that will feature a QR code-based door-to-door garbage collection system.

  • The project will be implemented in Bengaluru under the Smart City project.
  • Each house will be assigned a QR code that will be affixed at the entrance or gate.
  • Garbage collectors will scan it while collecting garbage, thereby feeding live data to the smart control room.
  • This system will not only ensure that each household is served by garbage collectors, but has other benefits too.
  • Under the new contracts, garbage collection vehicles are to be equipped with GPS systems and RFID tags.
  • The QR code can act as a bridge between households and the civic body on all matters of SWM.
  • Once they scan it, garbage collectors will be able to report whether the household has given mixed waste or segregated waste.
  • The BBMP is presently designing a system to implement the system in group housing complexes like apartments and gated communities, which produce less than 100 kg of garbage per day.