Invited Session: Smart Technology

Selective Collection Projects Using Mobile Technology: the Startup Minha Coleta

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
15:30 – 16:00
Room 321

Moderator: Kyle Foreman, Business Services Supervisor, City of Irving—Solid Waste Services, Texas

Participants will learn how the municipality of Mesquita, located in the Rio de Janeiro State is succeeding with the implementation of the waste selective collection program, in partnership with a local startup, through the provision of a home collection scheduling system, by app for smartphones.

Following the presentation, participants will be able to discuss the presented results and evaluate the possibility of replicating the model presented in cities with HDI similar to those of the city of Mesquita.


Gisele Benedicto Dos Santos, Waste Consultant, COPPE—Prefeitura de Mesquita, Brazil

Gisele Benedicto

Gisele Benedicto Dos Santos is a postgraduate researcher in industrial waste, with a degree in environmental management. She has more than 10 years of experience in energy and waste companies, developing projects in waste management.