Commercial drones in Waste Management

Optimise landfill operations with drone solutions and 3D analytics
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Commercial drones in Waste Management

Optimise landfill operations with drone solutions and 3D analytics

Designed for:

  • CELL MANAGEMENT

  • MONITORING COMPACTION

  • COMPLIANCE REPORTING

  • TERRAIN MAPPING

Significant improvement to Health & Safety
Data acquisition time & survey cost greatly reduced
LESS EXPENSIVE & MORE INTUITIVE PROCESS
FEASIBLE TO CONDUCT DAILY INVENTORY CHECKS
INCREASES SURVEY PRODUCTIVITY BY UP TO 5X

A faster, safer and more cost-effective way to manage your landfill

Move away from an inefficient and hazardous surveying workflow to one that brings intelligent automation to the fore and takes all of the heavy lifting off your teams’ shoulders.

Deploy our highly scalable, turnkey drone solutions to optimise cell compaction efforts and accurately plan for new cell construction, all with your trained operator well away from hazardous areas of the site.

The result is not only a far safer working environment, but also cheaper surveys, more efficient use of compaction equipment, and richer data for better site planning decisions.

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MORE COST-EFFECTIVE

TIMES FASTER DATA COLLECTION

Why drones make sense for the waste management industry?

Traditional surveying methods include skilled surveyors clambering around hazardous areas of a site with expensive terrestrial surveying equipment like GNSS rovers, Total Stations, or 3D laser scanners.

The process is inherently dangerous, inefficient and not at all scalable for enterprises with multiple sites.

Conversely, our drone solutions bring high levels of automation throughout the entire process: from data collection right through to accurate computation of available airspace, meaning the process can be completed quickly and most importantly; safely! Cloud computing and storage means your IT infrastructure doesn’t need to do any of the heavy lifting and subject matter experts and finance personnel can interact with the data remotely.

Why drones make sense for the waste management industry?

Traditional surveying methods include skilled surveyors clambering around hazardous areas of a site with expensive terrestrial surveying equipment like GNSS rovers, Total Stations, or 3D laser scanners.

The process is inherently dangerous, inefficient and not at all scalable for enterprises with multiple sites.

Conversely, our drone solutions bring high levels of automation throughout the entire process: from data collection right through to accurate computation of available airspace, meaning the process can be completed quickly and most importantly; safely! Cloud computing and storage means your IT infrastructure doesn’t need to do any of the heavy lifting and subject matter experts and finance personnel can interact with the data remotely.

Drone solutions that deliver reliable landfill surveys

A combination of precise global positioning of the drone, millions of pixels of positional data, and intelligent analytics software combine to deliver a digital 3D reconstruction of the surface of the entire site, including the cells positioned within it.

Once the cell areas have been defined, the software takes the height of millions of points across each cell’s digital surface and compares this with either a theoretical model of the cell base, or an imported surveyed base, to compute the volume of waste currently in the cell. This data allows available airspace and cell lifespan to be reliably calculated.

Current volumes can also be compared against previously calculated volumes to show changes over time.

Drone solutions that deliver reliable landfill surveys

A combination of precise global positioning of the drone, millions of pixels of positional data, and intelligent analytics software combine to deliver a digital 3D reconstruction of the surface of the entire site, including the cells positioned within it.

Once the cell areas have been defined, the software takes the height of millions of points across each cell’s digital surface and compares this with either a theoretical model of the cell base, or an imported surveyed base, to compute the volume of waste currently in the cell. This data allows available airspace and cell lifespan to be reliably calculated.

Current volumes can also be compared against previously calculated volumes to show changes over time.

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Advantages of a drone programme

Improved data collection speed

Unlike terrestrial surveys – which require data point collection of each cell – a single drone flight captures the data required to model every cell on the site. Our customers have typically seen that robust data collection can be as much as 8X faster using our drone solutions.

FASTER TIME-TO-DATA

In many cases, landfill teams and finance departments have to wait for weeks to receive the results of a previous survey. Needless to say, cells will have changed considerably in that timeframe.

With our turnkey drone solutions, users are able to upload their images and receive the processed data in a matter of HOURS, not weeks!

RICHER DATA FROM MORE REGULAR SURVEYS

As a result of dramatically improved workflow efficiency and intuitive operation, landfill managers and their staff can be trained to collect their own site data at a frequency that is driven by the business needs, not the availability of the surveying department or contractors.

REDUCED SURVEYING COSTS

Our turnkey drone solutions are proven to reduce the total cost per survey by over 75% when compared to an in-house surveying team using traditional methods.

This saving is even more impressive when a business is able to reduce their reliance on outsourced surveying.

Turnkey drone solutions for stockpile surveys

We recognise that Landfill Managers, Surveyors, and Site Engineers don’t have the time to research all of the elements required to establish an effective in-house drone operation. That’s why we’ve created our range of “Get2Work Survey” packages: turnkey solutions, designed to get you and your team up and running quickly and safely.

Get2Work Survey Pro

→ DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

→ Three spare flight batteries

→ Skycatch Data Hub Enterprise

→ Drone survey training

→ Solution handover

From £6350.00+VAT

Get2Work Survey Advanced

→ DJI Phantom 4 RTK

→ Three spare flight batteries

→ Skycatch Data Hub Enterprise

→ Drone survey training

→ Solution handover day

From £9950.00+VAT

Get2Work Survey Elite

→ DJI Phantom 4 RTK

→ Three spare flight batteries

→ Edge 1 base station + Edge computer

→ Skycatch Data Hub Enterprise

→ Drone survey training

→ Solution handover day

From £16,950.00+VAT

Turnkey drone solutions for stockpile surveys

We recognise that Quarry Managers, Surveyors, and Site Engineers don’t have the time to research all of the elements required to establish an effective in-house drone operation. That’s why we’ve created our range of “Get2Work Survey” packages: turnkey solutions, designed to get you and your team up and running quickly and safely.

Get2Work Survey Pro - From £6350+VAT

→ DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

→ Three spare flight batteries

→ Skycatch Data Hub Enterprise

→ Drone survey training

→ Solution handover

Find out more

Get2Work Survey Advanced - From £9950+VAT

→ DJI Phantom 4 RTK

→ Three spare flight batteries

→ Skycatch Data Hub Enterprise

→ Drone survey training

→ Solution handover day

Find out more

Get2Work Survey Elite- From £16,950+VAT

→ DJI Phantom 4 RTK

→ Three spare flight batteries

→ Edge 1 base station + Edge computer

→ Skycatch Data Hub Enterprise

→ Drone survey training

→ Solution handover day

Find out more

Make your case…

Download our Business Case For a Drone Programme whitepaper

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How RAWview can help you

Feasibility & outputs

An initial consultation, designed to get to the very core of your business objectives. We will help you answer the key questions:

  • What current challenges you want to resolve with drones
  • How you will get the greatest value from your drone data
  • How your team will operate safely, responsibly and within the rules
  • Who in your organisation will take overall responsibility for your drone operation
Drone technology

An exciting stage, and one where the concept starts to become reality. But, is also a point where costly errors can be made.

To ensure you are investing in the right technology for your intended application, we always explain the reasons for our recommendation, so you have complete peace of mind that the system we supply will always deliver the results you expect.

Drone Pilot training

We are proud to have partnered with one of the UK’s leading drone training organisations.

Our courses are now delivered on a company-by-company basis, allowing us to develop a training plan that is 100% relevant to the work you’ll be doing. Not only will your company and its newly qualified drone pilots be covered from a legal perspective, you can also rest assured that they will have gained unsurpassed levels of knowledge, as well as the practical skills required to fly your equipment with the greatest levels of safety and proficiency.

Finance

Through our partnership with Bluestar Leasing, we can offer a range of flexible and tax-efficient funding solutions to allow your company to spread the total purchase price for any period up to 5 years, meaning we can always supply our solutions at the time that’s right for your business, irrespective of budgetary constraints.

Product handover

Our product handover is a face-to-face installation service, where your RAWview contact comes to your site to setup and activate all the elements of your new drone system and show your team how everything works.

It also provides the ideal opportunity for your team to ask any questions they might have.

Commercial Drone Insurance

RAWview has teamed up with Flock Cover to give our customers access to a range of flexible Commercial Drone Insurance policies.

You can read our comprehensive guide to Commercial Drone Insurance here.

Why RAWview?

Unmatched expertise

Experts in commercial drone equipment and software

Cutting-edge technology

Access to some of the most innovative manufacturers and software developers in the drone industry

Industry insight

In-depth knowledge of drones in your industry

Single point of contact

All of the products, services and resources available to you in one place

Making it easy

Dedicated to simplifying the process of drone implementation

Trusted experts

Trusted by some of the biggest organisations in the UK and Europe