WSmart Route+ : Towards a Smart Waste Collection Route Planning System (WSmart Route+)

Type: National Project Project

Duration: from 2023 Mar 01 to 2026 Feb 28

Financed by: FCT

Prime Contractor: R - IST-ID (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal

The WSmart Route+ project studies a new paradigm on smart waste management where it explores an Engineering Systems approach, that combines data analytics methods with Operational Research techniques to build a tool that can support decision-making in waste management systems. This tool aims to improve waste collection operations (by increasing resources efficiency and increasing the service level provided to the citizens) supporting the adoption of a smart waste collection based on dynamic routes as opposed to the traditional blind collection based on static routes. This project focus, as well as methodologies fall into to the Engineering Systems scientific area since it combines engineering with perspectives from industrial management in order to address the design and development of complex, large-scale real systems.


  • EVOX Technologies (Company) - Portugal
  • R - INESC-ID Lisboa (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal
  • R - IST-ID (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal
  • Universidade de Coimbra (University) - Coimbra, Portugal

Principal Investigators