PSSI and AMCS Announce Agreement to Accelerate Adoption of AI-driven Automation to Drive Sustainability in the Recycling Sector

Peninsula Sanitary Service, Inc. (PSSI) has announced its agreement with AMCS on the deployment of its advanced AMCS Vision AI solution. This announcement comes after several months of collaboration on a pilot implementation on a PSSI client site.

AMCS Vision AI is an artificial intelligence driven, computer vision solution designed to provide haulers with automated and continuous insights across their operations.

It consists of a camera and recording device on a collection vehicle which records images at the point of collection which it sends to an Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning engine that automatically detects exceptions such as contamination, overfills and safety incidents. This rich data is then mined for insights and actions on the AMCS Platform portal.

AMCS Vision AI will help PSSI to automatically identify contamination in recycling, organic, and landfill streams in containers at client sites without any requirement for driver intervention. These images can then be shared with clients as feedback to improve the quality of the recyclables presented in containers for collection.

The importance of improving the quality of recycling material is critical given the high financial costs of contamination and the increasing regulatory focus on environmental sustainability such as the SB1383 regulations in California.

Andrew Pellegrini, Vice President/General Manager, PSSI ‘’At PSSI, we are always looking for innovation to add value to our services for our customers and deliver on our shared mission of sustainability. AMCS Vision AI will improve the quality of recyclables collected, allowing us to work with our end clients to educate and advise them on improving the material that they are presenting and avoiding contaminants.’’

Ken Tierney, Product Manager, AMCS US ‘’ We are pleased with our partnership with PSSI on AMCS Vision AI. The management has a clear vision of how they want to leverage advanced technology to become a leader in the market in delivering sustainability for their customers. Artificial Intelligence will allow private haulers and municipalities to identify and prevent contamination at scale in a highly automated fashion. It also supports the detection of other exceptions such as overfills. We are particularly proud to be proving the efficacy of our advanced technology at the heart of the Silicon Valley, the global center for technology innovation.’’

Source: AMCS Group (Boston, September 28, 2023)