Smart waste bins
What is it about?
In November 2015, smart waste bins have been installed on the territory of the City of Brussels. With a solar battery, these garbage containers can squeeze the waste, increasing the capacity of standard garbage containers 6 times. In addition, each waste bin has a data transmission system that sends a warning to the Public Cleaning Service when the bin is full. A collection can then be scheduled immediately.
Thanks to the smart waste bins, the Public Cleaning Service needs to make fewer rounds. In addition, the computer system combines all trash cans on an interactive map, gives statistics on filling and emptying, lists the technical issues and allows remote control and closure (for example, for public safety). The City has decided to install even more smart garbage bins on its territory. The target sectors are the Rue Neuve, the pedestrian zone and the area of the Atomium.