Local authorities in Ireland which use microchips in bins
are forward-thinking and will save residents paying a lot
of money on their council tax, according to a bin identification
Advanced Manufacturing and Control Systems (AMCS)
is a supplier of bin identification solutions to the waste
management and recycling industry in Ireland and the UK.
Business development manager, Austin Ryan said - “A lot of
local authorities are heavily criticised for being forward-thinking
- but, in adopting this method, they will probably reduce
council tax bills for their residents. With landfill tax becoming
more expensive, it is essential that we divert waste from
landfill and promote recycling in every possible way.
“The microchip technology is exactly like a supermarket clubcard.
It collects information on recycling and waste generation
habits. For every 70% of people that want to recycle, 30%
will not want to. For those 30% that drag everybody down,
this system can pinpoint the people that recycle and make
the other 30% become better recyclers.”
The microchip is stored in the bin and each bin is given
a unique identifier – the chip acts like a barcode. The bin
chip can be read once inside a refuse vehicle which has a
tracking reader and can provide data on weight of the bin
and how much residents are recycling.
AMCS currently operates more than 100 bin weighing and identification
systems in Ireland, with clients in both the public and private
sectors. The firm said its identification and software package
enables users to see all bins that have been emptied during
collection - as well as being able to plot the location of
each bin on a digital map to help draw-up the most efficient