The Effectiveness of Segregation Recyclable Materials by Automated Motorized Bin

S. Norhafiza, K. Masiri, A. Nor Faezah, A.L. Nurul Nadiah, A. K. Aslila


Recycling bins that have been introduced in the 3R campaign (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) are not optimally used by Malaysians. The research is an initiative to sort recyclable materials.  The proposed research is an invention of automated isolation recycling bin where the bin equipped with several electronics components such as sensors and motors. The purpose of the sensors and motors are to enable the isolation process so it can be completed automatically with the aid Arduino Uno program. The installation of three types of sensors which are inductive sensor, capacitive sensor and infrared sensor will detect the type of recyclable materials that are inserted into the bin. Circular plate and pusher will be driven by DC motor to three compartments which are the bins for metal, paper and plastic. However, the materials will be discarded when the pusher plate is triggered by DC motor. The process of analyzing the effectiveness of this invention can be accomplished by recording the time taken for the product to separate the recyclable materials.

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