Honors Program

Honors in Technology

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Paul Sims

Thesis Professor Department

Engineering Technology, Surveying, and Digital Media

Thesis Reader(s)

Moin Uddin, Daryl Carter


I noticed that maintenance workers had the same itinerary when emptying trashcans, meanwhile some trashcans needed to be emptied urgently. Traditionally, ETSU maintenance operate on daily routes to pick trash on designated time, regardless the level of the containers. The time, resources and labor invested in collecting the trash could be saved. Therefore, I decided to use the Internet of Things (IoT) to create a device that will optimize trash collection, to reduce costs and pollution.


East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Withheld

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