Smart bins rolled out in Adelaide

Adelaide council trials smart bins fitted with sensors to monitor rubbish levels and compact waste.

An Adelaide council is trialling two smart bins, which are fitted with software that wirelessly tells the council’s field services team when they are full.

The City of Salisbury has installed two smart 120-litre bins, one in Carisbrook Reserve and another near St Kilda Playground, and may invest in up to 20 more of varying sizes if trials are successful.

The smart bins, supplied by Smart City Solutions, are also fitted with sensors and internal compactors which monitor rubbish levels and compact waste, allowing them to hold up to eight-times as much as a standard wheelie bin.

Mayor Gillian Aldridge, OAM, said the net result would be a saving for ratepayers and expected the council to continue to look at smart waste collection initiatives.

“We’re always looking for ways we can do things better and smarter in Salisbury, ‘’ Mayor Aldridge said.

Another initiative the Salisbury council recently rolled out was training and equipping 120 members of the field services team with android tablets.

According to the council the innovation has significant improved tracking of service jobs, and has allowed the use of digital technology to improve efficiency and service standards.

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