Waste Bin Chipping
Dunfries and Galloway Council may equip their 150,000 new domestic wheelie bins with £2 RFID microchips.
08:42 26 June 2020
Dumfries and Galloway Council may consider including £1-£2 radio frequency identification (RFID) microchips to 150,000 new domestic wheelie bins as part of the local government's £23million upgrade to their waste collection system.
The RFID microchips will be used to gather better recycling rate information as each bin would be registered to a property and, when lifted and scanned, the weight and material type could be recorded. The scheme will help the council meet its legal obligation regarding waste and recycling.
Zero Waste Scotland said that "chipping new bins would be a really good investment."
It said: "Whether you gather data immediately is a separate question but having that option is likely to be beneficial in the future."
The councillors' next meeting will also cover the development of a new service and will be told that the next step is the delivery of the Dumfries Zero Waste Park. The project will include a building to receive the dry recyclates collected from households for sorting and bulking before onward sale/disposal.