Smart bins coming to Wandsworth

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Community Editor
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Smart bins coming to Wandsworth

Postby Community Editor » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:25 pm

Wandsworth Council is trialing smart bin technology to help keep the borough’s streets clean.

Smart bins technology consists of a sensor that alerts the council’s waste team when the bins are full.

This means collection teams can focus on bins that need emptying. 

The council is planning a pilot scheme at around ten locations around the borough, with the technology installed in existing bins.  

The trial is part of a range of measures being taken by the council to reduce litter and flytipping.

It is planning to trial special bins that recycle chewing gum, and has launched the #MyWandsworth campaign to send a clear message that flytipping is unacceptable. Alongside this, it will continue to fine litterbugs, and prosecute the most serious flytippers.  

The council spends around £4m a year on its street cleaning service.

Find out more about street cleaning, including when your street is cleaned and how to request a street clean or report a flytip, at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/streetcleaning.
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Re: Smart bins coming to Wandsworth

Postby windmill26 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:24 pm

I never seen anyone getting fined for littering in Earsfield. Some streets are filthy ,these bin are a great idea but I am unsure if they will make a noticeable difference. I constantly see people throwing rubbish on the floor instead of walking an extra metre to a bin (especially teenagers) .
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Re: Smart bins coming to Wandsworth

Postby sloaney donkey » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:37 pm

Problem is all the eateries on the high streets

Every other shop is a chippie, coffee bar, kebab shop, fast food, bar

They all attract rats. People dump their rubbish outside, the shops leave their big bins open etc.

London has a big problem with rats

Residents who live near them have to contend with rats and pests

And putting smart bins in place is not going to stop these vermin

Make the shops obliged to pay for vermin control and make sure their waste is sealed
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Re: Smart bins coming to Wandsworth

Postby Invisiblewoman » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:33 am

They would be so useful to have outside schools (state and private) and outside stations because they fill up so quickly as well as fast food areas. In general Wandsworth needs more bins and more dog-waste bins. The time not spent going to check all of the bins could be time spent dealing with those that fill up more quickly.
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