Systems for remote management of a network of waste containers

  • US 6,408,261 B1
  • Filed: 08/22/2001
  • Issued: 06/18/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/07/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A system for remotely managing a waste container network, the container network including a plurality of waste containers, each container having associated therewith a monitoring unit for communicating status information to a remote location, the system comprising:

  • a display device for displaying graphical information to a user;

    a computer including a computer-readable medium for storing computer-readable instructions thereon, the computer-readable medium comprising;

    a container database for storing the respective status information and respective identifiers for the containers in the network;

    a communications module for receiving the status information and for updating the container database based on the status information;

    a display module for generating a display signal readable by the display device;

    a container status module cooperating with the display module to visually distinguish on the display device the identifiers of the containers which are full.

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