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The Benefits of a Smart Waste Management System

NZ smart bins are the newest type of waste management technology that helps cities reduce waste effectively. A smart waste management system allows sanitation workers and employees to obtain real-time data, which helps prevent the bins from overflowing, contributing to healthier and smarter cities. In this blog, we explore how using smart bins in NZ cities yields powerful results.

Technology Inside a Smart Waste Bin

The core of smart bin technology is its sensors that detect fill levels. Smart bins can communicate waste data to sanitation workers in real-time so that they can make wiser waste management decisions. Smart bins that are incorporated into smart city planning promote a cleaner and safer environment for companies and citizens alike. Smart bins at Smart City also feature the following technology:

  1. Solar panels — Smart bins are located at an optimal position to capture the sun’s rays. The polycarbonate protection plates that surround the solar panels prevent discolouration and provide protection from vandalism.
  2. Display — Smart bin displays can be personalised to show the company logo and indicate how full the bin is.
  3. Sound — Sound modules can be personalised with messages to encourage the public to use the bin.

The Benefits of a Smart Waste Management System

Smart bins are innovative trash containers that are useful in large cities. They improve waste collection, allowing workers to collect and manage waste more strategically. Here are the most important benefits of utilising a smart bin:

Improved Community Safety

Smart bins have advanced features, which provide additional security and protection for the overall community. For example, Smart City’s smart bins have an integrated ashtray designed to collect cigarette butts separately, preventing fire hazards.

More Efficient Collection

Smart bins have a galvanised foot pedal that allows you to open the bin without touching the cover. It automatically closes once you release the foot pedal. This helps reduce the spread of germs and infections that make for a healthier and safer community. A standard rubbish bin is more likely to overflow. They tend to stay that way for some time as they’re only emptied on a waste collection set schedule.

Traditional collection is inefficient since many trucks stop at dumpsters only to find that they’re empty. Smart City’s bins are equipped with a display that indicates how full the bins are. The Smart City Manager is a system that monitors and registers the waste container’s status and sends information when emptying is required. This contributes to a more efficient collection when these bins are full.

In addition, smart bins have a large capacity and have a compacting force of 600kg. This means that no matter what type of rubbish is inside the bin, the compaction ratio is 1/5th to 1/7th. Therefore, the smart bin needs emptying five to seven times less than a standard bin.

Less Air Pollution & Traffic Congestion

Smart bins need to be emptied less often, which means rubbish trucks use less petrol and air pollution decreases. When smart bins need emptying less often, rubbish trucks don’t have to stay on the road, nor do they have to stop at bins that don’t need collecting. This contributes to better routing and helps with traffic congestion and labour costs.

Get an Innovative Smart Bin from Smart City!

Smart City introduces smart bins, a smart waste management system that offers the best way to keep cities clean. Our smart bins feature intelligent waste monitoring and rubbish compacting abilities that reduces pollution and saves energy and labour costs. For a cleaner and smarter community, choose Smart City.