Smart Bins successfully combat Christchurch Central City’s overflowing bin issues


Smart Bins successfully combat Christchurch Central City’s overflowing bin issues

In a step towards more sustainable waste solutions, Sustainably and Christchurch City Council have installed 8 more Smart Waste Bins "Clean Cube" in the heart of the CBD. 

This includes the outdoor dining area by Riverside Markets – an area with high foot traffic and a large quantity of food and drink waste being collected each day, often resulting in unsightly and overflowing bins.

The solar-powered smart bins are designed to compact waste and will hold up to 8x the amount of rubbish. With inbuilt sensors, the bin notifies the waste services provider when an empty is required.
This will help manage the constant overflow risk, and will reduce the number of empties required meaning a greater efficiency and lower carbon emissions from vehicle movements.
This is the first step in Christchurch City Council’s larger, smart infrastructure roll out – driven by the City Streets Maintenance and Smart City Team. Their mission; to future-proof the city through the implementation of new, smart technologies.
Smart City Solutions, partnering with local Canterbury business, Total Waste Solutions, look forward to working with Christchurch City Council toward a sustainable and technology driven future.

What better way to make your city more sustainable, than to invest in "Smart" technology. Reductions in carbon emissions, bin servicing, and eliminating the challenges of overflowing bins attracting vermin and fly blown rubbish. Contact us now if you want to learn more!

Our Solutions

With a maximum capacity of 1920L when using the standard 240L Australian wheelie bin, the CleanCube will revolutionise the way your council, school, university, shopping centre or park will manage waste.
It communicates information it collects in real-time through wireless transmission to Clean City Networks (CNN), our cloud-based monitoring and data analytics platform.

This vessel can reduce pick up frequency, reduce labour hours while removing residual waste around bins and reduce trucks on the road.

CleanCUBE can be equipped with various optional features such as LED backlights, LCD panel, graphic wraps, and a WiFi router.


Our Assignments

We love being involved in projects and initiatives that work towards better sustainability.  We have worked on a number of projects within businesses and within the wider community to put establish better ways to reduce, reuse or regenerate waste.