A solution for daily collections and unwanted access
The Superfy’s smart waste management systems
, which include Bigbelly solar compactors has resulted in significant improvements as observed by the public, shop keepers and the council with respect to rubbish overflow and cockatoo deep dives! The solar compacting bins deployed can hold more than 5 times the waste of an ordinary 120L waste bin, resulting in less collections.
Lachlan Close, Surf Coast Shire Coordinator of Waste Management commented “We were collecting rubbish daily along the esplanade, however, we now expect to be able to reduce this to once or twice a week.”
Surf Coast is the largest multi town deployment for a regional council in Victoria and has provided deep insights to the waste collection teams and council. With a minimum of 46.8 km round trip between these three towns, a vehicle travelling more than 150 times a year to empty bins causes environmental damage, pollution and damage to the communities roads. With greater bin capacity and the bin level sensor to alert the waste management company when the bins are full and ready for collection, there is a significant saving in the number of collections needed and resulting use of vehicles.
The deployment of smart waste management systems highlight the evolving landscape in waste management, smart cities and the ever increasing integration of smart waste technology in Australia. The Surf Coast success highlights the ability of smart waste solutions to improve collection efficiency, gain deep waste data and reduce complaints from the public as well as reduce nuisance from the local wildlife.