Future demands on waste collection will increas and more and more fractions are to be excluded from “normal” household waste. While this may results in a battery of garbage bin in front of every property, Optibag allows reducing this to one single bin. Having various fractions source-separated and collected in one single bin allows optimizing the collection routes and the RCV’s collection volume is used to its full capacity. Only single-compartment RCV’s are used by existing clients of Optibag, eliminating costly investments for multi-compartments trucks needed for simultaneous collection routes for two bins.
For the City of Eskilstuna in Sweden, optical sorting using the Optibag principle results in every-other week collection of MSW which is up 50% lower than comparable collection system for source-separated MSW, such as the multi-bin or multi-compartment-in-bin system. These other technologies require weekly collection of some fractions and remaining fractions being collected the following, i.e. weekly collection.
Additionally, using Optibag principle with colour-coded bags is easily applied to the existing collection system, whether it consists of underground containers, bin or carts in the street or even waste suction systems.