Waste management

Waste management

The application of GIS, as highly sophisticated modern technology for the collection, storage, management, analysis and presentation of spatial data, combined with LBS technology (vehicle tracking), which enables remote data collection about vehicle parameters and driving behavior has become an indispensable tool without which it is impossible to optimize the operation of modern utility company.

In order to reduce costs and increase productivity, public company "Mediana" Niš conducted an analysis of the existing system, ie. created a records of vehicles, regions and places for waste collection. In addition to this, spatial data were collected, primarily related to maps and information of address system (an important component for monitoring implementation, since it is possible to detect users who do not pay for waste collection services). Spatial data is used to select the places where the waste will be collected.

After this, optimization was conducted concerning:

  • spatial arrangement of containers, based on the number of users and amount of collected waste
  • number, size and shape of the area based on available vehicles, tourning time and traveled distance
  • route where vehicles of "Mediana" should in optimal way visit the areas of interest and drive off the waste to landfill


position of containers and their removal shown in MobTrack:24 application

demonstration of hydraulic jacks

control of the degree of completion of work orders


By the introduction of a MobTrack:24 system, used vehicles in "Mediana" are under the control, various types of abuse are now prevented and public company now has precise information on the planned activities. The system was introduced in October 2011. Anaysis conducted six months later showed the following results:

  • monitoring the implementation of work orders was increased by 30% - before the introduction of the system at 66%, now 99%
  • the number of work hours increased by 11%
  • reduced average fuel consumption, with total savings of 9.6% in the quantity of consumed fuel
  • reduced the number of incidents
  • prevented use of vehicles for private purposes
  • reduced maintenance costs
  • overview of users who illegally use communal services