CleanRobotics is creating innovative solutions for a sustainable tomorrow

Through AI and robotics, at CleanRobotics we provide insightful data that empowers decision-making for our clients’ zero-waste vision; going above and beyond the impact of previous recycling breakthroughs.

Revolutionizing waste and resource recovery

CleanRobotics was created to eliminate the general public’s confusion when selecting the right bin for waste disposal. Contamination of recyclables happens on a large scale at facilities with high traffic such as airports and hospitals, resulting in high recycling costs and low yields.

Our mission

We seek to create and implement innovative technological solutions to persistent environmental problems in a sustainable way. Our flagship product, TrashBot, identifies and sorts waste as it is thrown away, ensuring all recyclables and other recoverable materials are diverted from landfills.

Our values

Data-Driven Education & Insights

We provide clean data that empowers decision-making for our clients’ zero-waste vision, as well as educational content for the end-user.

Circular Economy & Zero Waste

An economic model that incentivizes efficient use of resources and ensures the capture of circular materials.


Utilizing the latest technology, we’re able to go beyond outdated efforts and introduce a self-improving, data-driven, sustainable future.

Recycling & Composting

Effective waste diversion so that every recyclable item gets recycled; and every organic item returns to nurture our soil.

An idea born out of frustration

Today, people are confronted with an array of waste bins that you need a Ph.D. to understand. Our co-founders Charles Yhap and Tanner Cook embarked on the development of a smart solution to the problem. As AI and algorithms became increasingly accessible, they noticed a missing link in the traditional recycling methods that are both expensive and ineffective.

“The idea was really born out of frustration.
We want to entirely redefine waste operations inside of buildings.”

– Charles Yhap, CEO

Our commitment to building a greener tomorrow

The alignment to global standards is taken seriously at CleanRobotics. Our technology is designed to sort hundreds of thousands of tons of material while educating millions of users on solid waste and recycling. The return on investment, from an impact viewpoint, is enormous.

    In 10 years we can abate 11.7 M tons of recyclables
    In 10 years we can abate 58.5 M tons of carbon

    “Companies like CleanRobotics are demonstrating true leadership in developing innovative products that improve the environment and quality of life in our communities. The commercialization of the company’s trash sorting and auditing system will enhance recycling efforts across a wide range of applications and customers.”

    — EPA Regional Administrator K.C. Becker

      At CleanRobotics, we align our activities to global frameworks, and The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) are the gold standard. Our technology directly advances UNSDGs 12 & 13 and has ramifications for 6, 9, 11, and 17.

      • Clean water and sanitation
      • Industry, innovation, and infrastructure
      • Sustainable cities and communities
      • Responsible consumption and production
      • Climate action
      • Partnerships for the goals

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