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