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In Illinois, RFID Makes It Easier for Residents to Pay as They Throw

From:chafanViews:1694Date:2016-08-18

The Illinois city of Wheaton is the latest municipality to adopt an RFID-based waste-tracking system from Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS). The city signed a five-year contract that encompasses collection of residential trash and recyclables and the tracking of each customer’s bin via an RFID tag attached to it.

LRS has been serving the greater Chicago area with waste removal and recycling for the past 17 years. The company began offering RFID in 2015 when it incorporated the technology in the pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) waste-disposal program in Highland Park, Ill. With PAYT, each home is charged according to how much waste is picked up in front of their home.