Smart Litter Bins
Smart sensors to be fitted to litter bins in Glasgow.
15:46 22 March 2017
The Glasgow City Council is to install sensors to litter bins designed to alert cleansing staff when they need to be emptied. The trial will see up to 400 bins transmitting alerts to a control room.
The initiative is hoped to identify areas where bins need to be emptied more often while eliminating unnecessary trips to quieter locations.
Council leader Frank McAveety said: "This package of measures will ensure resources are focused where they are needed most and reduce wasted journeys to quieter areas to check if bins need emptied.
"This will make the service more efficient, meaning staff can spend time in busier areas where bins need emptied most frequently."