It is with great pleasure we announce that Wyndham City has joined the Solar Bins Australia family with the deployment of 32 Bigbelly Solar Compactors in Werribee and Point Cook. The deployment is one of the largest Bigbelly deployments in regional Victoria and paves the way for the region to lead Australia in smart waste management.

Check out the press release from Wyndham City’s website…

Get ready to have your rubbish crushed! Wyndham City has become one of the first municipalities in Victoria to introduce an innovative new tool that will help to make our municipality more efficient and environmentally friendly.

Smart bins that can hold up to 600 litres of material – five times the capacity of the average bin – will be installed in the Werribee City Centre and Point Cook Town Centre.

Featuring solar panels on top, the bins automatically crush rubbish and recycling, compacting it so that they can hold much more than standard bins.

Wyndham City’s Environment and Sustainability portfolio holder, Cr Heather Marcus, said the smart bins were just one of the ways Wyndham was using innovation to tackle environmental issues.

“I’m very excited that Council is installing 32 smart street bins throughout Werribee and Point Cook and offering more recycling options for our residents. This just the beginning of what we’ll be doing to help our local environment and we’ll be working closely with the community to make a real difference,” Cr Marcus said.

“These self-compacting street bins can hold five times more rubbish than our existing bins. They can also notify Council staff when they are full and need to be emptied. This creates an environmental benefit because it means they can be emptied 80 per cent less often. Less trips by garbage trucks means less pollution in our local environment.”

“The bins are powered by solar panels on top of them, which are so energy efficient they can continue working even on cloudy days.”

“Wyndham City recently became the first Council in Victoria to introduce reverse vending machines that reward people with vouchers for recycling. Like the reverse vending machines, these new smart bins will have real benefits for our local environment and residents, while also helping to encourage residents to dispose of their rubbish correctly.”

The smart bins are expected to be installed by the end of May, 2017. For more information visit https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/news/wyndham-welcomes-smart-bins

If my team or I can assist you with your smart waste development feel free to reach out at leon@solarbins.com.au or on 0408 060 827.

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Thanks in advance.