Solar Energy Powering Waste Disposal Initiative in Kwinana

4/10/2018 10:00 a.m.

​4 October 2018

The City of Kwinana is excited to announce the recent installation of two new waste solar bins at the Kwinana Adventure Park. Solar bins are a relatively new initiative to Western Australia that is not only saving money but time.

The technology uses solar powered sensors to detect when the bins are nearly full and automatically compacts the rubbish, resulting in five times more storage space. This means fewer collection trips, lower costs and less emissions.

Mayor Carol Adams said "The City of Kwinana is taking some innovative approaches when it comes to waste disposal and education. We're using solar options wherever practical."

"In 2017 the City trialed two recycling solar bins, which were a great success. Contamination rates and servicing of the bins at the Kwinana Adventure Park has greatly reduced due to the solar compaction."

The software feature is invaluable as the caretakers at the Adventure Park are advised when the bins require servicing. Cost savings due to less servicing, solar power for compaction and the data provided is very useful.​

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