The Bin Thing

Smart affordable level measurement sensor.
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Countries adapted for RC1

Commercially availableJun, 2021


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The bin thing is a small and affordable fill-level measurement sensor. 

It was primarily designed for the waste management sectors, but is also applicable in other domains. (e.g. clothing collection containers) This sensor provides better insight into the fill level of waste bins and hence prevents inefficient pickups. Not only do overflowing bins result in additional costs and cleaning, avoiding unnecessary collections leads to decreasing CO2 emissions.

This sensor is available either as a standalone device or can be purchased including network connectivity and cloud based management. The cloud based portal features the following functionality, this package includes:


– Positioning devices and visualize fill-levels on map

– Filter devices based on fill level

– Display shortest path between devices

– Creation of user accounts with roles

Native mobile app:

– Navigation to devices based on their fill-level

– Qr code based synchronisation with waste basket

– Maintenance operations (file reports, take pictures)

– Install and pair sensors with the portal profile

Downloadable resources
  • TheBinThing_datasheet.pdf

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Sigfox Ready

Class 1

End Product Certificate P_01C5_6E3F_01


Typical number of messages per duration


Expected period without human intervention

1 year(s)


Commercially availableJun, 2021

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We can provide commercial support in the following countries


Production capabilities

1,000-10,000 items

Sample available


Warranty duration

1 year(s)

Technical Details

Product casing

Dimensions (in mm): 50 x 60 x 95

Weight: 110gr

IP Code: IP64

Recommended operating temperature: -20° to 85° C

Customizable casing: No

Customizable fixation: Yes

Minimum order quantity for custom casing or fixation: 100 products



Dedicated - External

Type: ¼ wave

Battery Cell
TypeBattery details


Mandatory - Internal

Size: C-Cell

Rechargeable: No

Quantity of similar cells: 1


Battery life: 5 Years

Battery total Capacity (mAh): 8500

Embedded Software

Flashable Firmware: Yes

External antenna

A connector for an external antenna is available


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