Smart Solar-Powered Compacting Bins

Wastes

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Solar compacting containers for mixed municipal waste. A solar panel charges a battery, which drives an electric motor that compacts the waste. The container is still on-line and provides data of waste level.

 

Functions

  • Compression of disposed waste
  • Signal sent to waste collection company when container is full

 

 

Benefits

  • Maximum utilization of waste container capacity
  • Tidier city
  • Waste collection cost optimization
  • Reduced environmental impact
  • Collection of data for further processing and public space optimization

 

 

Project

As part of a six months pilot project, up to 30 waste containers were placed in public areas in the centre of Prague. On the basis of the subsequent evaluation, Prague City Hall may expand or modify the project.

 

Implementation

3rd quarter 2017 – 1st quarter 2018

 

Extent

30 bins

 

Location

Náměstí Republiky, Na Příkopě (see map)

 

Team

Operátor ICT, a.s. – Project Manager  Prague City Hall / individual municipal districts  Prague Technical Administration of Roadways (TSK)  Waste collection company in the district

 

Pilot evaluation

The end report and the lessons learned during the implementation of the pilot operation are available HERE.

 

Project status

Preparing for routine realization into selected city locations, so-called roll-out, of the smart waste containers are in progress.

 

 

Project status

Preparation for routine operation

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