Trash-Matic is an automated trash sorter, which can make it easier for the people who empty the trash, and for the people who use it. We find a lot of people don’t know what is recyclable and what is not. Also some times people feel to lazy to go to the corresponding bin. Trash-Matic aims to fix these problems by condensing the recycling and garbage bin into one bin. We used an Edison board using Python with a capacative touch sensor (acting as a metal detector) and a colour sensor for paper. Though these are only a few recyclable items you can see how it would not be that hard to expand to other things. We use a Servo motor which dumps things into one bin if recyclable and another if not.
We used Amazon Web Services to help the people who empty the dustbins. Our system can remember what is put into which bin and when they must be emptied. Making the person who empties the trash’s job a lot easier. Instead of having to guess when a bin needs emptying, they can simply get a text message telling them where to go next. This can also help the city government by knowing where they need to put more bins and what people are throwing away.
Even though it seems small, Trash-Matic can help recycling get to the next level. So many people do not understand the importance of recycling, and we would like to change that. Trash-Matic will also cut huge expenses for the city. Trash-Matic, the trash that talks back.