New Technology Ideas for South Holland District Council
South Holland District Council considers the use of technology to improve services.
03:53 15 February 2020
South Holland District Council is looking for ways to improve its services using available technology. Among those that are currently being considered are the use of smart bins that alert authorities when they are full and need to be emptied and the use of smart speakers to remind residents what bin a specific piece of rubbish goes into.
Charlotte Paine, the authority’s Environmental Services and Asset manager, said: “We are looking in to smart litter bin sensors so it can sense when a bin is full, or half full and tell us when we need to go out,” she said. “It’s about being smart and adaptable about when we go to these things making sure we’re more efficient.”
“One of the things we’re looking at is making our services more available to people that do have Alexa or Siri devices and they may not be sure where to put their rubbish.
“Through those devices you could ask ‘South Holland where I put my Weetabix box?’ and it will say you should put it in your green bag or your purple bag if you’re in a paper and card trial area.
“It’s about addressing some of the issues we’ve got about contamination and utilising technology for those that have it.
“There will still be other information options available for those who do not have those devices such as using the website, leaflets, etc.”