An apparatus including an object 10 associated with a contactless, electronic identifier is disclosed herein. In one example, the object 10 is a trash bin. This object 10 is formed from a non-conductive material. A single-loop antenna 14 is disposed adjacent the object 10. An impedance transformer 18 which is matched to the single-loop antenna 14 is used to generate a desired inductance. A transponder 12 is also disposed near to and associated with the object 10. The transponder 12 is coupled to the antenna 14 through the impedance transformer 18.