Galway City Council are investigating the potential of IoT technologies to improve the city’s litter collection service
Galway City Council have installed ten SolarStreetBin™ litter bins from PEL Waste Reduction Equipment in Eyre Square, along Shop Street and on the Salthill Promenade. The IoT SolarStreetBin™ litter bin installations form part of a project investigating the potential of IoT (Internet-of-Things) technologies to impact the efficiency of litter collections in the city.
The PEL Waste Reduction Equipment SolarStreetBin™ is a solar powered IoT litter bin manufactured by PEL Waste Reduction Equipment based in Co. Mayo. The bin is designed to hold up to x10 the quantity of litter compared to a standard 120 Litre or 240 Litre wheelie bin. The IoT SolarStreetBin™ litter bin achieves the additional capacity by means of an internal compactor built into the bin which is powered by solar energy. The bin features an ultrasonic bin-fill sensor which transmits litter level information to a central data management dashboard managed by the BriteBin™ software. (more…)