Now there are solar-powered trash cans in Trondheim that tell us when there is a need for emptying. The operation is announced in the app and can drive there to clear!
After a successful pilot project, trondheim municipality is now ordering 43 Bigbelly in the model High Capacity which are photovoltaic recompressive bins with modern technology for reporting filling levels in each vessel without connection to the mains.
By using the Bigbelly Trondheim will now minimize transport distances, unnecessary traffic and increase the productivity of the clean-up business.
When the containers are closed, the contents become less accessible to birds and rats. One problem with the open trash is that gulls and other birds pull garbage and food waste out of the container. This again causes pests to find food. With closed containers there is also less odor from garbage. "And even better when you don't need to see the garbage," points out Sturla Reistad.
Another problem with open containers is that rain and snow end up along with debris. It has also been a problem that many people throw private rubbish from households into the public garbage can in the city. You can read more about the municipality's pilot project at the link below!