Waste Facility Patronage Counting

SAPHI developed Shellshock AI. This cutting-edge solution provides AI-driven insights for infrastructure management and urban planning, enabling more informed decision-making and optimized resource allocation.

What Did LMCC Say?

"Working with SAPHI has provided us with robust, real-time data processing at the source, meeting our privacy requirements and significantly improving our asset optimization and service management capabilities."
Daniel Hartin
Asset Optimisation

What Was The Problem?

Lake Macquarie City Council (LMCC) faced the challenge of evaluating the effectiveness of their new community recycling program while also needing to optimize staff schedules. Accurate insights on patronage were crucial to understand how the community was engaging with the program.

What Was The Solution?

To address these challenges, SAPHI implemented Shellshock AI, An advanced AI-driven monitoring system designed to capture accurate insights on patronage.


Key features of the solution included:

  • AI-Driven Analytics: Utilized sophisticated AI models to analyze data on community engagement and recycling program effectiveness.
  • Durable Hardware: Devices built to withstand extreme weather and environmental conditions, ensuring reliability and longevity.
  • Off-Grid Power Solutions: Integrated solar power systems and battery storage to maintain uninterrupted operation without reliance on mains power.
  • Real-Time Monitoring: Enabled real-time data capture and analysis, providing immediate insights and actionable information to optimize staff schedules and resource allocation.
  • Multi-Parameter Capture: The system can monitor and analyze multiple parameters simultaneously, offering a comprehensive view of community engagement and operational performance.
  • Remote Updates: Capable of changing what parameters it captures through remote software updates, allowing for flexibility and adaptability to evolving needs.

What Was The Outcome?

The community waste facility patronage counting system provided valuable insights, justifying the investment in the community recycling program and enabling accurate staff scheduling and planning. Key outcomes included:


  • Real-Time Data: Enhanced decision-making with instant access to accurate patronage data.
  • Operational Insights: Improved understanding of infrastructure conditions and service optimisation. This improved patronage forecasting and planning, enabled justification of council investment in the community recycling program, optimised maintenance schedules and facility planning.
  • Reliability: Consistent performance in challenging environments.

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