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7. May 2024

Urban cleanliness thanks to digital solutions at IFAT

REMONDIS Digital showcases a wide range of solutions that support cities in providing public services

IFAT Munich will open its halls in Munich from 13 to 17 May 2024 and will once again be the largest international networking event for the water, sewage, waste and raw materials industries. At the world’s leading trade fair for environmental technologies, representatives from industry, trade, public institutions and municipal companies can look forward to around 3,000 exhibitors as well as a series of panel discussions, various presentations and live demonstrations. This year’s trade fair will also focus on the topic of “digitalisation in municipal technology and waste management”, which is playing an increasingly important role in smart cities – especially in waste collection and urban cleaning.

Challenges in municipalities require digital transformation

Cities and municipalities are facing major challenges, as the current situation in many municipalities is characterised by careless littering, overfilled containers and illegal dumping of waste in public spaces. The high collection and recycling costs cause considerable additional expenditure, which means a direct burden for the municipal budget as well as for the citizens. Innovative and efficient solutions need to be found for local authorities that enable a rethink and transformation to digital processes.

Realising public services digitally

Much of this sounds like utopia, but it is already a reality in many cities: local household waste recycling centres that can be accessed via an app even outside of normal opening hours, waste bins emptied according to how full they are, digital road monitoring systems that use sensors to analyse the level of dirt, optimised cleaning routes or sustainable used clothing collections made to order. REMONDIS Digital Services in Hamburg has been successfully realising what sounds like the future for over five years now, developing a wide range of digital, automated and reliable solutions to help local authorities carry out their public service tasks.

Johannes Schön, Managing Director of REMONDIS Digital Services GmbH:

“By using resources more efficiently and motivating citizens to actively participate in keeping their city clean, cities create a more pleasant and liveable urban environment. Thanks to a data-driven approach using, among other things, AI-based technology, our solutions not only improve the cleanliness and, as a result, the attractiveness of local authorities but also contribute to sustainability and environmental protection.”

Recycling centres that can be accessed via an app, needs-based emptying of waste bins depending on fill level, digital road monitoring using sensor technology, optimised cleaning routes or sustainable collection of used clothing on request


At IFAT in Munich, interested visitors can learn about the solutions from REMONDIS Digital and see live demonstrations of DATAFLEET, BINITY, MAEX, TEXTILTIGER and CORTEXIA at their booth (Hall A6, Stand 122).

Another highlight: Dr Felix Thiele, Managing Director of REMONDIS Digital, will be taking part in the VKU’s panel discussion on “Digital disruption in waste management: AI and the working world of the future” (Hall B4, Stand 151/350) on 15 May 2024 from 11:35 a.m. and will be giving fascinating insights into the use of REMONDIS Digital’s solutions.

Image credits: image 1: Adobe Stock:; image 2: Adobe Stock: STEKLO_KRD


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