Nordsense: smart waste management for cities



Company type



Waste management

Business model

Create value from waste

Circular principle

Pursue efficient use of materials, energy, and water


Waste is a growing issue across the planet. Overflowing bins leads to environmental damage, poor user experience, and increased operational costs.



Nordsense has created a complete end-to-end waste management solution. The company optimizes the trash collection process by monitoring container levels, applying advanced data analytics, and delivering need based turn-by-turn directions to a driver. Nordsense offers a unique, easy to use, efficient, cost-effective and scalable smart waste solution for cities, waste operators, and trash haulers. The Nordsense solution provides a positive environmental impact by reducing both the number of vehicles on the road and fuel consumption, as well as preventing unattractive and unsanitary overflowing bins.



Value proposition: Nordsense is redefining the Waste Management Industry by providing smart sensors in waste bins to optimize the way waste collection is performed.

Value creation and delivery: Waste containers are equipped with a small sensor that measures the fill levels as well as a variety of other data points. The small small footprint and sophisticated technology of the sensors allows them to be placed in any type of container, regardless of their shape, size or contents. Powered by artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and Internet of Things (IoT) technology, Nordsense tracks and diagnoses daily waste management workloads, uncovering trends and inefficiencies that result in streets littered with trash. Remote monitoring, intelligent routing and fleet management provide sanitation departments with real-time insights on ideal container placement to prevent bins from overflowing and course-correct routes to cut down on traffic congestion, minimizing fuel consumption, maintenance costs and carbon footprint.

Value capture: Unlike offerings that require customers to purchase or rent expensive ‘smart bins’, Nordsense IoT-enabled sensors fit existing bins and containers of all sizes, from small city bins to large underground containers, saving both time and money. Software as-a-service (SaaS) pricing eliminates the capital expense and risk of replacing existing infrastructure; the smart waste management solutions are available for a low, flat monthly subscription fee, which includes all device-related costs.



Nordsense website

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