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CleanRobotics' flagship product is TrashBot, an automated waste station that robotically separates landfill waste from recycling, replacing traditional trashcans at the point of disposal.  It lets staff know when its full, captures data on waste and point of consumption.
The recycling industry is facing massive shifts as a result of China's National Sword policy, where they now only accept recyclable commodities that have .5% contamination. Recyclers in the US and abroad are struggling to meet these new requirements and are in dire need to reduce contamination at the point of disposal.  Awareness of the importance of recycling has never been higher,  yet the public, as a result of human confusion, is only 30% accurate when choosing between landfill waste and recycling; TrashBot is almost 90% accurate.

What Problem Are They Solving?

Reliance on the public to separate landfill from recycling yields poor results.  Custodians waste time servicing bins that don't need attention. The only way to gather meaningful information on a waste-stream is through costly waste audits, CleanRobotics automates these audits on our dashboard.

📍 Location

Pittsburgh, PA

⚙️ Product Stage

First Full Release

🏭 Industries

AI, Hardware, IoT, Waste and Recycling

🤑 Fundraising Status

Active term sheet

💸 Total Funding
To Date


🙌 Founder Demographics

Minority founder

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Charles Yhap


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