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Articles mapping out the future of waste. Blogs at www.garbologie.com
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Solar Powered Trash Cans Talk to the City

Solar Powered Trash Cans Talk to the City | The Future of Waste | Scoop.it

Solar powered Bigbelly bins compact waste and are equipped with a chip that delivers real-time data to the city's waste management division, showing when the units are full and need to be picked up. Each bin can apparently replace 5 ordinary bins, but they are still not cheap. 13 bins have been installed in Santa Monica (California) at a cost of $99,000.

They lead to savings though. Bins at Boston University have enabled the university to lower its collection trips to fewer than twice a week, compared to 14.


This is quite incredible.


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Bigbelly Solar: www.bigbelly.com

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Solar-powered rubbish bins

Solar-powered rubbish bins | The Future of Waste | Scoop.it

Louisville in the US has installed solar-powered waste and recycling street compactor bins. They can apparently hold five times the capacity of regular waste containers, enabling fewer collections. 

 

An interesting use of technology to enable off-grid waste infrastructure and improvements to transport logistics.

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