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Track Waste from Frontload Trucks (In Progress)


In 2018, PRI Sustainability Researcher/F&S Zero Waste Coordinator Shantanu Pai began to investigate services which could accurately weigh frontload pans when they were dumped into frontload trucks. Unlike swingpan and rolloff pans, which are individually taken to the Waste Transfer Station for weighing and dumping, many individual frontload containers are dumped into a single truck, and the lump sum is weighed at the Waste Transfer Station. This process makes it challenging for the waste team to analyze data and determine precisely where trash and recycling sources from, when facilities use frontload containers.

In Fiscal Year 2020, 2,402 tons of waste was sourced through frontloaders (nearly 40% of all waste). A significant quantity of waste is sourced through this process, and it is crucial that it can be tied to specific facilities for reporting and analysis purposes.

In 2020, the Loadman system that Shantanu Pai coordinated could not be maintained with the onset of COVID-19. In 2023, the new full-time Zero Waste Coordinator and Dan Hiser took over the efforts to bring the system back up and running.

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Project Team

  • Project Leader:

    Daphne Hulse

    Team Members:

    • Pete Varney
    • Dan Hiser
    • John Cramer
    • Richard Boyovich

    Prior Contacts:

    • Shantanu Pai
    • Syd Trimble


  • Proposed September 3, 2018
    Proposed by Shantanu Pai


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