CSI deploys fill level monitoring sensors for bins in the City of Markham

Mon, Jun 28, 2021

CSI has deployed a pilot program in the City of Markham in partnership with The Salvation Army to monitor fill levels of textile bins using FarSite netBins. This pilot will operate throughout the summer and fall of 2021 with the goal of finding efficiencies, reducing carbon emissions and optimizing routing.


“CSI is excited by this opportunity to be partnered with the City of Markham and The Salvation Army on this pilot program. We believe the netBin platform put forward by FarSite and ourselves will complement Markham’s already very successful textile recycling program” said CSI’s Director of Strategy and Finance Jay Thaya. “Working with The City Of Markham’s representatives has been a great experience and we stand behind them on their journey to recycle 100M pounds of textiles and more.”


FarSite’s Head of Sales and Marketing Lloyd Scott added “FarSite is excited to work with The CSI on another textile monitoring project, this time bringing innovation to The City of Markham and Salvation Army’s textile bins. Our netBin solution has helped many textile collection services around the world identify efficiency gains and early on in the project City of Markham have already identified some areas to reduce their carbon footprint during collections.”


About CSI

CSI is an electronics product life cycle management company focused on Reverse and Forward Logistics and deploying Technology Solutions. CSI has over 30+ years in the electronics life cycle industry working with global market leaders.


About City of Markham

Markham, an award-winning municipality with over 351,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 650 corporate head offices and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 240 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Markham has received the Excellence Canada Gold Award for Organizational Quality & Healthy Workplace, and multiple heritage and environmental awards.  


About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is a Christian organization that gives hope and support to vulnerable people in 400 communities across Canada and in 131 countries.


About FarSite Communications

FarSite Communications designs, develops and manufactures complete IoT systems for smart waste handling, flood level monitoring and a wide range of wired communications products for business and governmental use including PCIe and USB adapters.