During the four-month trial period, it has resulted in a saving of resources of 112 hours.
The working time that is saving has instead been used to collect rubbish on the streets. During the winter, Kolding Municipality has tested the smart bins in central parts and the result is positive. The test has reduced the number of discharges by 90 percent.
A test carried out last autumn in which Kolding Municipality replaced 31 of the existing waste bins in selected locations with 13 intelligent bins from Bigbelly sensors and compactors. The test was completed on 31 January and the results are encouraging according to a press release from the municipality.
Chairman of the Technology and Climate Committee Jakob Ville welcomes the positive signs
"There is no doubt that intelligent solutions allow us to use new technologies for the way forward. It shows the test results very clearly. I therefore hope that next year's budget can find money, primarily to buy more waste containers. Although it is an investment of half a million kronor, the experiment shows that there is a short repayment period of about four years when resources are saved says Jakob Ville.
The waste is compressed in Kolding
Waste capacity has been increased in the test period from just under 3,200 liters to over 7,000 liters. The bins compress waste and contain sensors that send messages to operating personnel when they need to be emptied. If the money is in next year's budget, the smart bins should be designed to fit into the new design manual.