Smart Garbage Segregation System Using IoT

  • Darshil Shah
  • Rushi Patel
  • Nilesh Dubey
  • Divyesh Patel


--In last 5 years Indian Prime Minister has put a lot
effort on ‘Smart City’ and ‘Swacch Bharat Mission’ as per his
vision India should be considered as a clean nation in world by
2nd October 2022 which is 150th birth anniversary of Father of
Nation. A lot of work has done for public awareness to clean
their surroundings and put the garbage into dustbins.
We have also seen a problem that wet and dry garbage is
thrown in same dustbin which is little bit harder to separate
afterwards. So, we have tried to overcome this problem by using
a well-known concept in Computer Science called IOT. In this
System we will use a microcontroller based on Arduino platform
which will control all the sensors. In this system we are using
Ultrasonic Sensor, Humidity Sensor, GSM module, Servo Motor.
The Humidity Sensor will measure the respective humidity in
the garbage if it is greater than specific value than the Arduino
board will be programmed in such a way that it will trigger the
motor which is fitted in wet portion of dustbin, it will open the
door of wet portion otherwise the dry portion of dustbin will be
opened. The ultrasonic sensor will measure that how much
garbage is in the dustbin. If the dustbin will be filled more than
threshold value then Arduino board will trigger GSM module to
send message that specific part is filled (wet or dry). Using this
system we will be able to overcome the problem of separation of
dry and wet garbage.

Keywords: Smart City, Smart Dustbin, Internet of Things (IoT), GSM Module, Humidity Sensor, dry and wet garbage


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Shah, D., Patel, R., Dubey, N., & Patel, D. (2019). Smart Garbage Segregation System Using IoT. Asian Journal For Convergence In Technology (AJCT). Retrieved from

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