Residents in Cleveland will want to make sure they get their RFID-enabled recycling bin on the curb in time, or face a $100 fine, according to The Register.
As part of the $2.5 million system, RFID tags will be fitted to resident’s recycling bins and then scanned and counted by passing collection trucks. Any residents whose recycling bin isn’t on the curb for an extended period will be receive a visit from the city, and face a $100 fine if it turns out they’ve been discarding recyclable goods.
Similar systems have been installed in the United States and the UK, where residents were rewarded based on the amount which they recycled. Cleveland isn’t planning to weigh anything, just check the bin is on the street on the right day.
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