Compology, the San Francisco-based waste-tech company, builds technology focused on increasing efficiency and revenue growth for waste and recycling companies by improving visibility through a camera-based system compatible with commercial front-load and open-top roll-off containers. At WasteExpo 2019, Compology will highlight its dumpster monitoring software providing remote visibility into dumpster fullness, contents, location and service; its camera-based contamination recognition, measurement and scoring technology, CScore (Contamination Score); its Text-To-Order product that automates service prompts and submissions for roll-off; and its software API and integration capabilities.
“The ability to capture clear images of inside roll-off or front-load dumpsters and to use our artificial intelligence technology to turn that data into actionable information, such as dumpster fullness and contamination levels, that can be remotely accessed from anywhere is what really sets us apart from the pack,” says Jason Gates, CEO of Compology.
At its core, Compology’s web-based software shows you how full each equipped dumpster is, what’s inside, exactly where it is on a map, how long it’s been with each customer and date of last service. Compology’s cameras not only provide visibility into the dumpster but are also GPS enabled, providing precise, 24/7/365 location tracking for each dumpster and simplifying inventory management and customer interactions for haulers. Each camera also comes equipped with an accelerometer, which lets users know when a container has been picked up and put down, allowing for indisputable service verification.
This year, Compology will showcase its contamination recognition, measuring and scoring technology, CScore. Compology’s latest add-on software module focuses on eliminating commercial container contamination. The same images Compology uses to measure fullness are analyzed with artificial intelligence to identify the number of pieces of contamination that end up in a dumpster. CScore (the number of contaminated items over the fullness volume) is calculated and provided to stakeholders, along with actionable recommendations, historical images and location and fullness data through Compology’s web-based software. CScore empowers haulers to establish profitable recycling and organics services, while helping customers drive toward their zero waste and diversion goals.
The Text-To-Order feature allows roll-off haulers to send automated outbound text messages to generators when a container is almost full to prompt waste generators to text back orders, speeding up the ordering process and increasing efficiency for the both the hauler and the generator.
Additionally, Compology has developed an API to allow for raw data sharing and software integration. This API will allow haulers to simplify their operations by pulling Compology data into existing processes and softwares, to access raw Compology data for more in-depth analysis that applies specifically to their business type and also pull and share data and information with generators, processors and regulators, as necessary.
Compology is active in various climates all across North America, with more than 25,000 cameras on contract, more than 15 million images processed and 5 million cubic yards of waste and recycling material monitored and counting.