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Automated Contamination Detection

Automatically detect and prevent costly recycling contamination at the source.

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Add Immediate value to your waste & recycling operations


  • Improve sustainability
  • Optimize service quality
  • Identify customers who contaminate
  • Maximize driver efficiency
  • Reduce rejected loads at MRF facilities
  • Improve compliance

The Route Contamination Detection Challenges.


Identifying and reducing contamination in waste and recycling continues to be a major focus in an industry also striving for operational efficiency. With ever-expanding environmental legislation, like California’s SB 1383, increasing pressure is placed on haulers to identify contamination in yard waste, food waste, and in some cases, Municipal Solid Waste (MSW).

Haulers often bear the brunt of costs associated with rejected loads and fines incurred for non-compliance. In addition, added operational stress caused by implementing audits, expecting drivers to identify contamination, and other manual solutions, are highly inefficient and largely ineffective

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Discover 3rd Eye Automated Route Contamination Detection.


3rd Eye Route Contamination Detection provides an automated solution for remotely identifying recycling contamination and other non-conforming refuse at the collection point. Through specialized 3rd Eye contamination cameras mounted strategically in a truck hopper, the contents of each collection are documented and analyzed without any interaction required by the driver. Each instance of contamination is identified and accurately assigned to the non-compliant customer, complete with video documentation.

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Calculate YOUR ROI

Capture Previously Un-Billed Contamination Costs

Use our ROI calculator to see exactly how much money is being left on the table by not automatically detecting and billing for contamination on waste hauling and recycling routes.

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Recognize about $6,500 of additional revenue PER MONTH, per commercial front loader


On average, about 15% of all commercial recycling picks are contaminated, based on data provided by several national and regional fleets. Given the hefty fines that come with loads with excess contamination—often a $50 to $100 per ton fee charged on the entire truck’s load—fleet owners have been on the losing end when their trucks pull up to offload at the MRF. And, for vertically integrated haulers with captive MRF and landfill operations, contamination drives higher operating costs, reduced processing capacity, and additional handling costs in transferring residues to landfill.

Fleets vary on the fees they charge their end users – but based on collected data, fleets utilizing 3rd Eye Route Contamination Detection can recognize almost $6,500 of additional revenue per month for each commercial front loader assigned to recycling collection.

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Educate Your Customers.
Recoup Contamination Costs.


With typical ROI in HOURS, the 3rd Eye Route Contamination Detection subscription module could be the smartest thing you do for your business this year. Contact the 3rd Eye experts today for a no-obligation demo.

Automated contamination detection cameras monitoring for transfer stations and MRF facilities

Operate A Transfer Station Or MRF?
We have Facility Contamination Detection too!


As part of our commitment to providing industry-leading end-to-end technology for the waste industry, 3rd Eye has a full array of contamination detection solutions for transfer station and MRF facilities. 3rd Eye camera systems mounted on tipping floors allow for the automated monitoring and detection of contamination, all performed automatically without requiring manual action,

Facililty Contamination Detection

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Route Contamination Detections Is Perfect For

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