Waste and Recycling Industry

Improving waste collection and transportation efficiency

Collection and transportation of waste is highly challenging and the different types of collection and transport involved in e.g. commercial, industrial and domestic waste management have various and complex demands. Therefore, the type of waste collection/transportation determines the needs regarding the planning type i.e. master routes planning, dynamic routes optimization, real-time route execution and route re-planning.

Moreover, the type of waste collection/transportation determines the demands regarding the planning logic i.e. high-density versus low-density routes, overlapping versus non-overlapping routes, waste mixing restriction, environmental areas, waste prices, disposal site restrictions, visit patterns and stock level forecasting and measuring.

AMCS Waste Planner
AMCS Waste Planner is the ideal IT system for planning and optimization of all types of transportation and collection in the waste industry. The solution consists of various elements with functionality, which can be configured to cover exactly the needs of the customer. This means that customers can for example choose to have the system be implemented with the purpose of only optimizing master routes or only performing dynamic planning and execution.

Different planning needs
The system has a powerful engine for optimizing master routes, inserting customer and ad hoc orders into existing master routes and for daily batch-based route optimization. These capabilities are especially relevant for domestic and commercial waste routes.

The system also supports dynamic and real-time-based optimizations, which can either perform batch or incremental planning. For incremental planning the system will continuously change and re-optimize plans as orders are received, perform time slotting and pricing for new customers and ad hoc orders, as well as re-optimize routes in real time, based on GPS and status messages from a mobile system. These capabilities are especially relevant in connection with the actual execution based on master routes and for industrial waste like roll-on/roll-off containers.

Major benefits

AMCS Waste Planner is an advanced IT system which enables companies to improve operational efficiency significantly and achieve major savings in transportation costs.

  • Reductions in mileage, driving time and COemissions of 5-20%
  • Reduction of 5-15% in the number of vehicles
  • Remarkably improved customer service levels; close to a 100% service fulfilment rate
  • Between 25 and 75% less time spent on planning
  • Time spent on registration and follow-up reduced by 30-60%
  • Significantly increased route quality, employee satisfaction, and planning flexibility

Additional AMCS products for the waste industry

Besides from route planning solutions, AMCS offers a wide variety of integrated software and vehicle technology for the waste, recycling and material resources industries. Our products are designed around best-in-class industry processes which underpin all waste, recycling and logistics operations. Please visit our corporate website for more information:

AMCS additional products for the waste industry


Over the years, the features of AMCS Waste Planner have been developed, based on extensive industry-specific knowledge which AMCS has acquired from our numerous customers within the industry. These references include: Sita, van Gansewinkel, Veolia, Ragn-Sells, Twente Milieu, AES, Returpack and Dansk Retursystem.

More Information

For further information on solutions for the waste management and recycling industry, please contact us.