SolarStreetBin™ Installed in Galway City Galway City Council has installed fifty (50)  solar powered IoT SolarStreetBin™ litter bins from PEL Waste Reduction Equipment as a follow-up to a successful six-month trial of IoT litter bin technology in 2018.

Galway City Council have completed the installation of fifty SolarStreetBin™ litter bins in a bid to fight the mounting volumes of litter across the city. The bins, commissioned after a successful extended trial in 2018, hold up to ten times the quantity of litter compared to a standard bin. The  SolarStreetBin™ litter bins are equipped with a sensor and communications technology which notifies the Council when the bin is full. This high-technology solution will increase the efficiency of litter collections whilst at the same time reducing collections traffic and its associated emissions and ultimately deliver cleaner streets for the citizens and visitors to Galway City.

SolarStreetBin™ Litter Bins Tackle Litter in Galway City


Galway City Council have installed the SolarStreetBin™ litter bins to tackle litter in Eyre Square, along Shop Street, around Woodquay and in the Salthill area of the city.  The bin, manufactured in Co. Mayo is supplied with a built-in solar powered, compaction system that compresses the waste in a wheelie bin located inside the bin itself. A bin-fill sensor monitors litter levels within the SolarStreetBin™ and reports this data to the cloud-based BriteBin™ data management dashboard provided by PEL Waste Reduction Equipment. The monitoring and reporting capability afforded by the BriteBin™ technology allows Galway City Council to focus its collection resources on only those bins requiring service thus cutting collections traffic, associated emissions from this traffic and an overall reduction of litter collection costs.

Damian Redington of Galway City Council claims,

“Access to the BriteBin™ dashboard gives Galway City Council complete visibility on litter-levels within all the bins installed in this programme. The technology alerts us when the bins need to be emptied so this will put an end to any overflowing bins and the associated expensive clean-ups”

Tommy Griffith of PEL Waste Reduction Equipment stated:

“We are pleased to be working with Galway City Council on this project and look forward to delivering significant value to the litter collection service via our SolarStreetBin™ litter bins and BriteBin™ technologies in the years ahead.”

PEL Waste Reduction Equipment is an ISO9001 accredited company and manufactures a range of bin compactors, bottle crushers and balers which are all CE Certified.


About PEL Waste Reduction Equipment

PEL Waste Reduction Equipment based in Balla, Co. Mayo is a leading manufacturer of bottle crushers, bin compactors, vertical balers and IoT litter bins serves a global customer base via offices in Ireland, the UK and a network of international distributors.  The SolarStreetBin™ is the latest addition to the product range and adds to PEL’s recognition as leading innovator in the waste reduction market.

About Galway City Council

Galway City Council is the authority responsible for local government in the city of Galway in Ireland. The council is responsible for housing and community, roads and transportation, urban planning and development, amenity and culture, and environment and has 18 elected members.

For more information:

PEL Head Office and Manufacturing Facility
Co Mayo

Tel:     +353 (0)94 9366923