Enevo: making waste collection more sustainable

About Enevo

Founded in 2010, Enevo works with its customers to transform the financial, environmental and social impact of waste. By collecting and analyzing data from refuse containers across the world, Enevo is able to help create efficiencies in and provide insights around waste collection and recycling. Enevo simplifies, de-risks and optimizes the waste management process, helping to make a sustainable waste-free environment a more achievable proposition.

Industries: Technology, Utilities
Location: Finland

About Mapspeople

Mapspeople has worked with traditional mapping for more than 100 years, web mapping for more than 18 years and Google Maps for more than 7 years. Today, its indoor navigation solution, MapsIndoors, is embracing the next era of mapping.

Waste and recycling services are currently performed with static schedules without any visibility to actual needs. Furthermore, the operations and planning software including the in-vehicle computer systems in waste collection trucks tend to be costly, outdated and difficult to use. Enevo wanted to provide its customers with intuitive devices and software, while making it easy for its programmers to develop these tools. Traditionally, the user experience for enterprise devices and software isn’t as well designed as that of consumer products, and the company wanted a solution that challenged the status quo.

Google Maps Platform Results

  • Optimizes waste management in towns and cities around the world by automating the planning of waste collection and provides actionable insights to address the inefficiencies of waste logistics.
  • Enables waste management companies to see an entire overview of operations and plan the most effective collection routes based on demand
  • Provides waste generators with actionable insights to right-size their waste management services, validate the services provided and improve asset utilization
  • Helps customers cut costs by 50% by reducing the number of waste trucks needed on the road and time drivers spend on collection routes

50% reduction in costs for Enevo customers

"As the world’s population increases and more waste is generated, we need to ensure waste collection is as efficient as possible. We use Android devices to develop modern tools and apps for our users. It helps us deliver a product that’s both intuitive and aesthetically pleasing… Google Maps is an essential part of the service we provide—forming the basis of user interaction with our product, and helps people quickly understand what is happening by giving them a live view of all activities.”

Pirkka Palomäki, CTO, Enevo

Enevo developed wireless smart sensors, placed in trash and recycling bins, to measure the level of their contents. The company’s cloud-based application uses this sensor data to calculate trends and predict when containers will be full. With the insights and reports, customers can right-size their operations and plan demand-driven routes for drivers. Enevo chose to develop this modern, sustainable system using Google Maps Platform because of its intuitive set-up and the customisable options they provide to developers. The company worked with Google Partner Mapspeople to develop a bespoke map solution within its web application to give customers a visual overview of operations. The map displays bins and containers in their precise locations, alongside detailed status information, such as fill-level. The application also tracks GPS traces from collection vehicles and to show drivers’ progress in real time. Enevo is an Android platform advocate, and provides Android-based tablets to help waste collection drivers access daily routes and tasks. This on-the-road solution allows drivers to send status updates, confirm when containers are emptied and report issues.

About Enevo

Founded in 2010, Enevo works with its customers to transform the financial, environmental and social impact of waste. By collecting and analyzing data from refuse containers across the world, Enevo is able to help create efficiencies in and provide insights around waste collection and recycling. Enevo simplifies, de-risks and optimizes the waste management process, helping to make a sustainable waste-free environment a more achievable proposition.

Industries: Technology, Utilities
Location: Finland

About Mapspeople

Mapspeople has worked with traditional mapping for more than 100 years, web mapping for more than 18 years and Google Maps for more than 7 years. Today, its indoor navigation solution, MapsIndoors, is embracing the next era of mapping.

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