Smart Solar-Powered Compacting Bins



Waste containers for recyclable waste are interlinked via the Internet; disposed objects are automatically compressed and when the container is full, an integrated sensor notifies the waste collection company. The waste containers are powered by batteries that are recharged by PV cells using solar energy.



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



  • 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



As part of a six month 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.



3rd quarter 2017  1st quarter 2018



30 bins



Náměstí Republiky
street Na Příkopě
(see map)



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


Project status

Preparing for routine operation, the so-called roll-out of the smart waste containers are being placed into selected city locations.

Project status

They're in the streets!


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