HDC aims to squash waste. Here’s their story.

Solar-powered Big Belly Bins have arrived in Hawke’s Bay, ready to compact picnic rubbish in Hastings’ three busiest parks.  Three of the litter bins are on trial in Hastings District Council’s premier parks; one each in Flaxmere Park, Cornwall Park, and Havelock North Village Green. 

 The smart bins compact rubbish, which means less emptying (saving truck trips) and no overflow. Because the rubbish is locked inside, litter cannot be wind-blown out of the bins. The bins alert staff on a phone app when they are near full, which means no wasted trips checking on bins that don’t need it, and, during busy times, the team is aware when bins need attention. 

BayBuzz wants to know … is there a home model?

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