Illegal dumping of rubbish is a problem for municipalities around the world. This was exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the closure of council recycling sites, leading to a big increase in cases.
Swindon Borough Council in the UK was struggling to deal with 300 incidents a month, with incoming reports often providing only approximate locations and vague descriptions of how much rubbish needed to be cleared.
The council needed a better way for citizens to report this dumped rubbish. And it needed a way to improve the efficiency of its overworked clear-up teams who relied on printouts provided by the web team.
Swindon Council does not have a big DevOps team, or a big budget to spend on complex systems. But working with AWS services, found an ingenious and affordable way to solve both these challenges.
The Swindon fly tipping solution is an open source, highly secure, AWS
No risk no obligation usage.
Feedback from citizens
Means you have control over your solutions and your data
£30,000 in savings per annum.
clean up time reduced from 10 days to 4
Built using serverless, only consumes power when used