Authors: Rutvij H. Jhaveri; Prerak S. Shah; Neel N. Patel; Dhrumil M. Patel; Shashank Thanki; Akash Kumar Bhoi; Jitendra Bhatia
Addresses: School of Technology, Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar, India ' Department of Computer Engineering, Shri S'ad Vidya Mandal Institute of Technology, Bharuch, India ' Department of Computer Engineering, Shri S'ad Vidya Mandal Institute of Technology, Bharuch, India ' Department of Computer Engineering, Shri S'ad Vidya Mandal Institute of Technology, Bharuch, India ' Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India ' Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim Manipal University, Sikkim, India ' Vishwakarma Government Engineering College, Ahmedabad, 382424, India
Abstract: Smart cities are technology enabled and data driven intelligent cities with prominent use of information and communication technology (ICT)-based technologies integrated with sensor devices. This paper proposes a low-cost, dynamic, energy-efficient and easily deployable smart solid waste management system for municipalities in urban localities. A kit comprising of a micro-controller, a pair of ultrasonic sensors and global system for mobile communication (GSM) module is installed into the garbage container. The contribution of this study can be seen in two folds. Firstly, the proposed system helps in achieving sustainable development goals namely, clean water and sanitation industry (SDG 6), innovation and infrastructure (SDG 9), sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11) and life on land (SDG 15). Secondly, contribution is the innovative solution for municipality solid waste management which could help in achieving three pillars of sustainability: economic, social and environmental, for sustainable development of future smart cities.
Keywords: smart cities; solid waste management; SWM; information and communication technologies; ICTs; linear regression; India.
International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, 2021 Vol.38 No.1/2/3, pp.158 - 171
Received: 06 Dec 2020
Accepted: 03 Mar 2021
Published online: 22 Nov 2021 *