The city of Terrassa, Catalonia, has installed citywide 920 large smart rubbish-bins, to obtain real data about the routes the rubbish collection lorries are taking and the frequency of the pick-up for the different kind of bins.
The system works with a sensor installed in the arm of the lorry that reads the electronic label on the bin that is going to be emptied. Then, the lorry sends its GPS data and bin id to Terrassa’s Sentilo platform, which provides these data to management applications. The information will also be published in the City Hall web, so every citizen will be able to know when their nearest bins have been emptied.
More information: http://blogs.terrassa.cat/smarterrassa/?p=1708