WasteCon 2018: RFID bin tracking

Johannesburg, 05 Nov 2018
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Synertech, in partnership with MPact Plastics, attended the flagship 24th WasteCon Conference and Exhibition. This premier showcase of best practice African waste management solutions took place at Emperor's Palace in Ekurhuleni, South Africa, from 15 to 18 October 2018.

MPact Plastics used this as an opportunity to showcase the Waste Bin Tracking solution developed in conjunction with Synertech. A bin lifter was brought in and it was amazing to see the Mpact Rentals and Services division in action, demonstrating this state-of-the-art piece of technology.

The RFID Waste Bin Tracking solution comprises a cloud-based Web portal and an on-truck RFID reader system, specifically intended for use on the Mechlift bin lifter, is able to read the TagPro 125kHz RFID tags already used and prescribed by and fitted into the Mpact Plastics 240 litre wheelie bins.

The RFID Waste Bin Tracking solution provides the user with real-time data and information to empower the user to make informed decisions by tracking the identification, number and locations of bins lifted, whether tagged or untagged. Furthermore, the system indicates when the entire truck contents are assumed to have been emptied by monitoring truck dump transactions.

The benefits of this solution are:

* Improved and more accurate waste collection process;
* Reduction of bin loss during waste collection;
* Avoidance of human failures;
* Man-power and vehicle savings;
* Faster turnaround;
* Better transparency (clear documentation of collection);
* Near real-time data access and visibility;
* Automatic and accurate invoicing;
* Precise unique identification of waste bins/containers; and
* Reading reliability with high percentage of success.

This year's WasteCon was certainly well worth it. The sentiment of all who attended was one of an insightful and a successful event.


Synertech's core business solution consists of automation with radio frequency identification (RFID) and ensures the provision of unique yet sustainable services and solutions, harnessing a combination of technical, management, innovative, quality and entrepreneurial capabilities, including:

* RFID systems and solution engineering;
* Project management (RFID-related);
* Product support and upgrading;
* Software development;
* Manufacturing and integration of various components;
* Installation and commissioning of complete solutions; and
* Rapid ramp-up ability and flexibility to deliver any RFID project.

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