MassID Creation

Let’s understand in more detail some of the business rules established for MassID creation and management. MassIDs are generated in three (3) ways:

  1. A confirmed waste drop-off at a bin. If a user drops off a product that can be uniquely identified (QR code, barcode reader, or through Artificial Intelligence) then it will generate MassIDs in accordance with the waste composition of that product.

  2. During waste Pick-ups:

    • a. If waste is weighed at point of pick-up then a MassID is created for the waste type along with waste weight.

    • If waste is not weighed at pick-up but can be source identified and weighed at drop-off, then the MassID can be created identifying the Waste Generator, along with the waste type and weight. (Note: this is the case when bins or containers travel with the Hauler from the Waste Generator to the Processor.)

    • If waste is not weighed at pick-up and each collection gets mixed in with other pick-ups along a route, getting weighed only at drop-off, then all waste generators will receive equal distribution of MassIDs, according to what was validated at Drop-off. (Note: This should serve as an incentive for large waste generators to require weighing at pick-up, in order to earn their $CARROT rewards. For Pay-As-You-Throw programs small waste generators will prefer weighing at pick-up as well as this will reduce their bill and also serve as a mechanism for reducing waste production.)

    • If waste is not weighed at pick-up or drop-off, but bin collection was identified at the source, then a weight estimation can be made according to bin type (volume and waste type) utilizing weight averages that have been reviewed and validated by third-parties. (See Validators & SOs for more information as to why this is an acceptable process.)

  3. During waste drop-offs at Processors and Recyclers. (Note: each Processor and/or Recycler holds an inventory of MassIDs by mass type, specific to a facility’s location, acquired through local hauling or shipment orders from other Processors.)

    • Local hauling (Drop-off service order): when waste arrives at a recycling center from door-to-door pick-up and waste is analyzed, each MassID will have its weight adjusted to account for better mass identification. New MassIDs will be created from the subtracted weight of the prior MassID. (Examples are presented below).

    • Long hauling (Shipment service order): When new waste arrives at a facility through a Shipment Service Order, the Processor is required to audit the waste and confirm the mass type and weight. Upon confirmation, the MassIDs are transferred from the original holder to the Receiving Processor. If there are not enough MassIDs in the custody of the original holder then a new MassID is created between the two Processors to make up for the difference. (***Note: Because the MassID was created at a Processor (through a Shipment service order) rather than at the Waste Generator (through a Pick-up service order) a reduced Token distribution will occur to each Hauler, Processor and Recycler (see section on Waste Source Not Identified). This serves as an incentive for Processors to work with Haulers to track chain of custody all the way from the source of waste creation in order to improve sorting participation and performance.)

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