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Easy Clean – A Smart Solution for Garbage Finding and Collecting

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International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
Authors:
Sharaaf N. A., Hijaz A. J. M., Kiroshan T., Suresh R., S. G. S. Fernando
10.5120/ijca2017914617

Sharaaf N A., Hijaz A J M., Kiroshan T., Suresh R. and S G S Fernando. Easy Clean – A Smart Solution for Garbage Finding and Collecting. International Journal of Computer Applications 169(3):1-7, July 2017. BibTeX

@article{10.5120/ijca2017914617,
	author = {Sharaaf N. A. and Hijaz A. J. M. and Kiroshan T. and Suresh R. and S. G. S. Fernando},
	title = {Easy Clean – A Smart Solution for Garbage Finding and Collecting},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {July 2017},
	volume = {169},
	number = {3},
	month = {Jul},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {1-7},
	numpages = {7},
	url = {http://www.ijcaonline.org/archives/volume169/number3/27962-2017914617},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017914617},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}
}

Abstract

Efficient Solid waste management is one of the key factors of development of a nation. The purpose of this project is to develop an efficient waste management system based on Internet of Things (IoT). In line with that, the project team has observed traditional waste management system of Sri Lanka and have identified a number of issues with current systems. They are, unhygienic landfills, overflowing waste bins, limited collection, lack of storage in collection vehicles and less awareness of separated waste collection, recycling and reuse. Easy Clean System has been proposed as a solution to cope up with the above issues. Easy Clean provides a platform for domestic users, drivers of collection vehicle and garbage collection authority to interact with solid waste management of the country. This was achieved with the use of various sensors such as load cell sensors, ultrasonic sensors and Global Positioning System (GPS) module to track location and status of bins, GSM/GPRS shield for data transmission and Arduino MEGA 2560 to interface all the above hardware units. The desktop application has been developed to provide centralized management for the collection authority. Easy Clean Android Application has been developed to connect domestic user, collection vehicle drivers, and the central management. Easy Clean will drastically increase the efficiency of solid waste management by providing the cost-effective computer aided system.

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Keywords

Solid waste management, Internet of Things, load cell, ultrasonic, GPS, GSM/GPRS, Arduino MEGA, Android