Manage your waste cans like magic with RFID and GPS
Quality toter waste cans are pricey. Municipalities order several thousand units at a time and need a way to count them and deploy them to homes accurately. Doing this with pen-and-paper is one solution, but transposed numbers allow weak data collection and missed houses.
Running an audit of toters or, 'repurposed' toters can be difficult. If one toter goes missing, how do you identify the rightful owner? Wind can blow a toter a mile down the road mixing up the toters.
Most toters manufactured today have RFID in the handle. By scanning this tag, it's easy to mark the unit's receipt, update its GPS location, and store any remarks on the item.
Consumers receive their toter and, a quick scan of the unit with RFID will store the deployed unit's final position (GPS coordinates).
Taking a picture of the final spot (the street sign, house number) allows confirmation of delivery. Adding a picture of the toter enables verification that the unit was delivered in-tact.
Time Savings for RFID
If you plan to inventory the Toters deployed, you can drive by the houses and squeeze the trigger. RFID reads tags from 10-20' away. The Wave handheld stores the tag read in the Pogi server with a GPS location and timestamp.
Scanning the toter at each collection updates the daily collection timestamp.
Assuming 3,000 toters.
|Barcode @ 10 seconds per tag||8.5 Hours|
|RFID @ 1 second||Less than 1 Hour|
Most modern toters are pre-installed with RFID. However, if your company doesn't supply them, our TR800 tag will work exceptionally for this process.
automatically email or text customers with a missed pickup. Tell them, 'we came by at 7 am, but there wasn't a toter available' and offer to swing by as a courtesy. Exceptional service that goes beyond.
Place the tag on the toter -- likely the backside near the handle. When tagging: select a low-impact area where the tag won't receive excessive, blunt damage. TR800 tags will last outdoors for 10+ years.
Use the Wave RFID handheld to associate the toter to the RFID tag. If all of the toters are part of the same batch/SKU, you can use our 'Batch-add' to add many tags in one session.
If you are receiving pre-tagged toters, 'start scanning,' and your Wave handheld will inventory all the new tags. You can then add them all to a location (e.g., main shop yard), and as you deploy them, you can move them to the end-household and update the location/GPS stamp.
As your team drives by, scan each toter from the cab window at 10+' away. The latest GPS location and timestamp will be updated.
As a 'service incentive,' you could automatically email or text customers with a missed pickup. Tell them, 'we came by at 7 am, but there wasn't a toter available' and offer to swing by as a courtesy. Exceptional service that goes beyond.