Who are we?
WasteHero is a Danish technology-driven company located in Aarhus. We are focused upon optimizing waste management and its collection across the world. We believe the future of handling waste should be managed in a sustainable way, which benefits both organizations and cities
WasteHero will continuously work towards changing the way we operate with waste. We believe waste can be a profitable asset, not only for the organizations and cities but also for the environment
Our mission is to digitalize waste management and thereby eliminate inefficient and unnecessary pickups of trash bins, which creates waste savings and reduces CO₂ emissions
The beginning of WasteHero started inside of the classroom at an engineering class in Aarhus University, when the CEO and co-founder Hussam Mansour noticed that the bins at the university park were emptied half-empty very often.
That was the start of WasteHero, where Hussam decided to build an IoT-based dynamic waste collection system to optimize the current methods of waste collection in the municipality of Herning. The goal was simple - eliminate as many of the unnecessary pickups as possible, while saving cost and decreasing pollution.
The project was so successful showing 71% annual savings of the total collection cost in the glass containers which lead to scaling up to all 412 bins. After he finished his thesis, WasteHero was funded by the highly sought Danish incubator program InnoFounder for a full year.
Hussam Mansour later joined forces with current CTO and co-founder Khaled Saied, determined to bring sustainable waste collection to every corner of the world. Like Hussam Mansour, Khaled Saied has a passion for environmental and technology-driven business models, and a strong engineering background within IoT and machine learning to back it up.
WasteHero has headquarters in the municipality of Aarhus and proudly employs 15 waste heroes from more than 8 nationalities!
It has never been more important to be aware of the impact our actions have on the environment. There is genuine commitment around the leading executives to join forces against the increasing pollution of the globe and WasteHero is equally committed.
UN estimates that by 2050, two third of the world population will live in urban areas, and this rapid development creates a series of acute challenges for modern cities. WasteHero will take part in solving these problems by focusing on UN's sustainable development goal #11, regarding sustainable collection and generation of waste in city areas. By being experts on analyzing waste streams and deploying smart waste solutions, we created a service that is good for the environment and creates savings.
Our advanced technology optimizes and removes unnecessary processes, which means organizations and cities can save up to 50 percent on their existing waste management. This is due to our market-leading products, which are developed in collaboration with our customers and leading experts in areas of Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Big Data.
Technologies have the power to change the dynamics of major industries. We aim to promote sustainability through technology, and we advise both businesses and municipalities to embrace the opportunities granted by smart waste management. Technologies enable yet unforeseen comprehension and provide both the ability and tools to optimize existing waste management solutions.