Investing in a smart trash bin (or several) can drastically improve the efficiency of waste collection by over 50%.
Imagine walking down the streets of your favorite city, looking around you without seeing trash on the ground. Not only are the streets clean but there is also not trash flowing out of the trash bins around you.
It’s not a crazy thought! And with smart bins, we could achieve that. Read on to find out some more benefits of having smart trash bins.
1. Fill Sensors
Much like we just stated, having trash bins that overflow in a city is an unsightly thing to see. With smart trash bins, there are sensors that alert the people responsible for each trash bin. When they get an alert, they know to go empty the bin so that the streets surrounding the bin stay clean.
Say goodbye to overflowing bins!
2. Less Human Management
With solar-powered smart trash bins, sensors that are pre-set can alert the trash bin to compact it. When the trash compacts, there is more room for more trash to be put in it.
Because of this, there is less of a need for constant trash pick-ups, less money spent by the city, and more economical for areas that are hard to get to (like more remote areas).
3. Safety Detection
Although a normal trash bin may not need safety detection (especially when it is open without a lid), a smart trash bin will need one because of its compacting abilities. The safety detectors can detect if there is a human hand or something else in the way of it. If this is detected, then it will stop.
If the above reasons weren’t enough, smart trash bins are more eco-friendly than other trash bins. Why?
For starters, because of the compacting technology, there are fewer trash bags used. On top of that, there are fewer physical pickups which saves on gas and employer prices.
With the combination of less plastic waste and more money saved, smart waste bins are the more eco-friendly option out there.
5. Use of Fleet Management Software
With smart technology, cities are able to use their smart trash bins and their fleet management software to analyze which trash bins fill up the quickest. When they know this, they can then manage their routes to hit the busier spots first to keep the streets clean.
They can also just schedule extra waste bin pick-up times at those locations to save time and money.
Time to Invest in a Smart Trash Bin
With all of the proven benefits of a smart trash bin, it’s hard not to consider investing in one. If you’re thinking about having a city or area more eco-friendly, cleaner, and more economical, then get rid of the old waste bins and replace them with a smart trash bin!
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