Yes, comparisons between different collection systems show a large difference in the total number of collection trucks and required time to serve households. With optical sorting, waste management logistics can be optimized to one single waste bin and only 26 collections per year.

As a comparison, a so-called multi fraction waste collection system, where waste is sorted in several different compartments in the waste bin, requires 39 collections per year and household. In addition, multi fraction trucks have to empty their load more often because one compartment fills up faster than the others. It also takes 2-3 times longer to empty one bin. Therefore the system requires more trucks to serve the same amount of households, compared to optical sorting.

For example: In the city of Eskilstuna, about 80 km west of Stockholm, 23.000 single-family houses use source-separation with optical sorting. All houses are served by 4 garbage trucks to collect their waste. If these households were to use multi fraction waste collection system, 7-8 garbage trucks is needed to serve the same city.