Solar Bins Australia’s Bigbelly stations featured in this weekend’s Herald Sun & North West Leader. Read an excerpt from the article from Paula Maud, Moreland Leader below…

Paula Maud, Moreland Leader

August 19, 2017 10:00am

COMPACTION technology built in to Moreland’s Bigbelly bins has resulted in significantly fewer garbage runs in some of Brunswick and Glenroy’s busiest intersections.

Before the Bigbelly trials during the past year, regular bins were being emptied daily, but the six Bigbelly bins, in place on Sydney Rd, Brunswick, Lygon St, Brunswick East, and Widford St, Glenroy, have been getting emptied two to three times a week.

The bins have a solar-powered compactor that compresses waste within the bin and data can be sent remotely to indicate the rubbish levels and highlight priorities for emptying the bins.

Moreland councillor Dale Martin said the bins were delivering cleaner streets and it was important Moreland Council continued to investigate new initiatives in waste removal.

The council is considering the viability of rolling out the bins similar to the Bigbelly units in other parts of Moreland.

And in light of this month’s 4 Corners show on the ABC outlining mispractice in the waste removal industry, Cr Martin also called for the council to produce a report outlining full details on Moreland’s waste practice, including information on where local waste ends up and whether recyclables, including the soft plastics, are being stockpiled.

“It’s concerning having people do the right thing and then you have these things coming out (in the media),” Cr Martin said.

You can read the article here.

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