Smart Waste Detection and Segregation


  • E. Elakkia
  • S. Anita
  • J.S. Snegaa
  • Shrilekha
  • Swathi
  • Yashwanthi
  • B. Nandini



Waste is becoming a potential contributor to environmental pollution. The perk of waste management is significantly increasing with the growing population. This would have never been an issue if we would have segregated the waste at home, in the first place. This ignorance and indifference has led us to ‘SMART WASTE SEGREGATION SYSTEM'. The smart waste segregation system is built with an array of sensors. They are inductive proximity, IR and moisture sensors which will segregate the collected wastes into dry and wet waste. In this approach, first waste is sent in the conveyor belt through inductive proximity sensor that detects and segregates metallic waste which can be sent to scrap recasting units. Then the non-metallic waste is sent through IR sensor that separates plastic waste and finally moves through moisture sensor using which wet waste can be collected which are used for making manure or biogas and remaining miscellaneous waste like medical waste can be disposed or incinerated ethically. Waste management is essential to maintain an ecological balance, and this approach can make it time conservative and efficient.