Southington, CT seeks to comply with State RegulationsThe State of Connecticut requires municipalities to report via annual summaries the “bulky’ items that are taken at municipal waste facilities. Not including household trash, this list includes larger items such as appliances, demolition, TV’s, mattresses and much more. The Town of Southington needed a way to both sell the permits to citizens for access to facility, but also to monitor and record what was disposed of at the Bulky Waste Station. Bonsai Logic answered the call.
In 2011, Bonsai Logic deployed the ancestor of our TownHall247 software to streamline permit sales at Town Hall. Using our web-based application, the Town was able to complete 30 second transactions and significantly reduce their efforts from their previous paper system. They began to vend permits with predefined bar codes, and Bonsai Logic’s TownHall247 would capture the unique bar code during the transaction for scanning at the gate. Bonsai Logic developed a custom application on a Windows CE device so that personnel at the Bulky Waste station could then scan the stickers entering. Of course this technology grew dated, so when the device support ended and Windows CE reached end of life, Southington and Bonsai Logic devised a new plan.
The staff at Town Hall now utilize pre-printed stickers with QR codes on them. During the sale of the sticker, staff scans the QR code to assign it to the vehicle’s sticker. Upon entry, staff can now use virtually any internet-enabled Android device to scan the entering stickers. Bonsai Logic’s TownHall247 then allows for capture of the vehicle’s cargo and immediately reports all information to the TownHall247 cloud.
As the needs of municipalities and available technologies evolve, we are right alongside them ensuring. Bonsai Logic is a committed partner with our clients with today’s and tomorrow’s technology. (revision1)