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Smart Dumpster by Bradley E. Angell

Smart Dumpster by Bradley E. Angell

As U. of California campuses must reach Zero-Waste by 2020, a Smart Dumpster was designed to increase efficiency, study waste patterns, and improve refuse reduction. Using Python, a prototype has been installed into operations with tentative success since July 2013. Demonstrating real-time data reporting, the talk will focus on the success, roadblocks and campus plans for the Smart Dumpster.

PyCon 2014

April 13, 2014
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  1. Smart Dumpster
    Employing Python to Report Real-Time Resource Fill to Operation Managers
    Bradley E. Angell, PhD, LEED AP
    Grounds Analyst, Physical Plant, University of California at Santa Cruz
    Sunday, April 13, 2014

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  2. Smart Dumpster at UCSC
    Bradley E. Angell
    University of California at Santa Cruz

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  3. Resource Recovery at UCSC
    Smart Dumpster at UCSC
    Bradley E. Angell

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  4. Smart Dumpster at UCSC
    Bradley E. Angell
    A Course to Zero-Waste by 2020
    STATE OF CALIFORNIA POLICY GOALS
    California Overall: 75% Landfill
    Diversion by 2020
    Cities, Counties and Solid Waste
    Districts must innovate to reach this
    difficult goal
    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA GOALS
    UC System:
    75% Landfill Diversion by 2014
    Zero-Waste by 2020

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  5. 2,199
    (62%)
    2,782
    3,677
    2,799 (51%)
    894 (24%)
    1,369
    1,805 (54%)
    3,568
    16,087
    14,542
    5,422 16,752
    Smart Dumpster at UCSC
    Bradley E. Angell
    UCSC Grounds Services
    Recycling
    Cardboard
    tons
    tons
    tons
    tons
    tons
    Food Waste
    2,316 (57%)
    0
    1,000
    2,000
    3,000
    4,000
    5,000
    2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

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  6. Smart Dumpster at UCSC
    Bradley E. Angell
    Innovation at Grounds Services
    on-fork scales
    scale processor
    on-board meter
    cell modem
    gps antennae

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  7. Smart Dumpster at UCSC
    Bradley E. Angell
    179,679 pounds
    68,190 pounds
    62,384 pounds
    81,666 pounds

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  8. Smart Dumpster at UCSC
    Bradley E. Angell
    Pressure to Increase Process Capacity
    REFUSE
    Must go from 38% (1,300 Tons) to <5% (180 Tons)
    CARDBOARD
    Must maintain same 15% (540 tons)
    SORTED RECYCLE
    Must maintain 15%, improve CRV by 300%
    ORGANICS
    Must create complete system by 2020
    System should handle >30% (1,100 Tons)

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  9. Smart Dumpster at UCSC
    Bradley E. Angell
    Opportunity to Haul Differently
    EMPTY FULL
    VS

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  10. Smart Dumpster at UCSC
    Bradley E. Angell
    Dumpster Service on Demand

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  11. Smart Dumpster at UCSC
    Bradley E. Angell
    Massa Sonar Installation

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  12. Smart Dumpster at UCSC
    Bradley E. Angell
    Sonar on the Cloud

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  13. Smart Dumpster at UCSC
    Bradley E. Angell
    A Python Solution in Concept
    ?

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  14. Smart Dumpster at UCSC
    Bradley E. Angell
    A Python Solution in Execution
    Python
    text
    html
    excel

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  15. Smart Dumpster at UCSC
    Bradley E. Angell
    Testing the first Smart Dumpster

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  16. Smart Dumpster at UCSC
    Bradley E. Angell
    Smart Dumpster as Component of Proposed System
    -50
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    28-Oct
    4-Nov
    11-Nov
    18-Nov
    25-Nov
    493 pounds
    49
    238
    66
    Driver Entry
    36%
    74%
    5%
    Loadman
    Smart
    Dumpster
    218
    249

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  17. Smart Dumpster at UCSC
    Bradley E. Angell
    Smart Dumpster as Tool for Rationalization
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    493 pounds
    49
    238
    66
    Driver Entry
    36%
    74%
    5%
    Battery Failure
    a
    b
    Loadman
    Smart
    Dumpster

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  18. Smart Dumpster at UCSC
    Bradley E. Angell
    Business of Weight-based Resource Recovery
    Volumetric, Service-Oriented Resource Recovery
    Performance-based
    Contracting
    Weight-based Resource Recovery with
    On-Demand Dumpsters

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  19. Smart Dumpster at UCSC
    Bradley E. Angell
    After the Smart Dumpster: Compology

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  20. Smart Dumpster at UCSC
    Bradley E. Angell
    Concerns and Drawbacks with Implementation
    Communications
    Battery Life
    Perception

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  21. Smart Dumpster at UCSC
    Bradley E. Angell
    Operations & Sustainability Dashboard
    Awareness
    Buildings Energy
    Procurement
    Water
    Food
    Habitats
    Waste
    Transportation

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  22. Smart Dumpster at UCSC
    Questions or Comments?
    Brad Angell
    [email protected] // @architectatlaw
    Acknowledgements:
    Roger Edberg, Senior Superintendent, Grounds Services, UCSC
    Dylan van Krieken, Python Programmer, Student, UCSC

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