Conventional Waste Collection Method
Automated Waste Collection Systems (AWCS)
Garbage odour and spillages.
Waste is disposed through the chutes and outdoor loading stations, directly transported via underground pipes to a sealed container.
Pests like flies, roaches and rats.
Sealed container prevent pests from accessing the garbage.
Large amount of garbage trucks on the road.
A flatbed armroll truck collects full container from the Central Waste Handling Facilities (CWHF) located away from the inhabited area at specific times.
Intensive low skilled labour force.
Waste is transported using vacuum technology. No additional labour is needed.
Public complaints for better service levels.
The convenience of waste removal directly from inhabited area, less public complaints and a more hygienic environment.
Managing and cleaning bins and garbage rooms.
Easy to maintain Central Waste Handling Facilities (CWHF) with no open bins.
Space for storing waste.
Valuable space within the development can be allocated for other building purposes. Less space is required to store waste, which can be consolidated from several buildings.
Multiple truck collection points.
One truck collection point.
Frequent removals which eliminate stench of rotting garbage.
Lack of punctuality.
System controlled by preset timer and/or waste level switch.
Cleaner and healthier environment, encourage recycling, supporting environmental policies, low CO2 emissions.
Mixed waste leads to an increase of landfills.
Waste segregation into recyclable and non-recyclable, smaller landfills.
Higher operational costs due to multiple collection points.
Lower operational costs due to single collection point.
Safer environment since there is no additional labour needed.