Central Coast Council have installed a new solar compaction bin and connected 46 new sensors to existing waste stations across The Entrance Town Centre.
This will allow the volume of waste bins to be effectively monitored, improving servicing schedules and helping to reduce litter in The Entrance.
“The cloud-based software provides real-time data on the volume of bins to any web enabled device, with alerts set up for when bins are reaching capacity,” director for roads, transport, drainage and waste, Boris Bolgoff said.
“This new service is enhanced with the addition of a new single waste solar compactor system, Bigbelly Bin, which has the capacity of up to five times that of a traditional bin solution.
“If successful, we will investigate rolling out the technology in other popular tourism and high foot traffic areas.”
Additional benefits of the rollout include cost savings by purchasing waste stations in bulk allowing for more effective maintenance, consistent design, increased safety and opportunities to recycle, with many locations previously only offering waste bins.