The garbage boat CollectiX

Collects plastic litter and its data

efficient, artificially intelligent, available



With a loading volume of 2.75 tons, the CollectiX garbage boat is perfectly designed for collecting large carpets of litter. It can be easily unloaded at the water's edge and thus collects approx. 20 tons of material per day


CollectiX offers optimal handling on the water and is intuitive to use. The CollectiX boat collects garbage on any waters and is especially suitable for smaller rivers and canals, because it is narrow and flexible. In addition, it creates many local jobs that take ecological responsibility.


Sensors located at the CollectiX boat and drones are paired with artificial intelligence. They determine accumulations of waste and their exact composition in terms of quantity and type. This enables the identification of polluters and creates valuable data on water pollution.


With us you have the possibility to buy or rent a CollectiX boat or a whole CollectiX fleet.
You have individual requests? No problem at all, we adapt the garbage boat exactly to your needs.

Why CollectiX?

technology meets ecology

Rivers are one of the main sources of plastic litter in our oceans. Our garbage boats clean rivers and canals and thus automatically protect the marine ecosystem. Technological innovation and ecological inspiration are combined for a sustainable future.

artificial intelligence garbage boat
Foto: DFKI

Artificially intelligent

how the supporter DFKI evaluates waste

The evaluation of the garbage takes place with APLASTIC-Q a method for automatic garbage detection developed by the DFKI research unit Marine Perception, which is based on two neural networks.
APLASTIC-Q evaluates image and video material in a two-stage process. It first analyzes the image for plastic waste and then for types of waste, such as plastic bottles or polystyrene.
The two neural networks were trained using images taken for a project in Cambodia - a country for which plastic waste and its disposal is a major problem.

With Cleanup Missions by CollectiX the data-hungry neural networks is trained with new data.This enables DFKI to set up the APLASTIC-Q automatic waste recognition method in such a way that it produces more robust results with each additional application.

What we offer

an individual solution


You have the possibility to rent a garbage boat for an individual period We are also happy to put an entire fleet at your disposal. Do you have the desire for modification? No problem at all, we can adapt CollectiX for you!


Best equipped for long-term use: Of course you can also buy a CollectiX boat or a whole fleet from us. When building your garbage boats we have the possibility to implement individual adjustments according to your ideas.

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