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Smart bins in the city

Waste collection in Leeds has just got smarter following the arrival of 17 Bigbelly smart stations throughout the city, including the railway station and the First Direct Arena.

The Bigbelly contains inbuilt solar-powered compaction technology that increases the unit’s capacity from 606 litres to 800 when full. They also provide an up-to-the-minute overview of the collection route, communicating with collection operatives when the stations require emptying. Mark Dobson, council executive member for environmental protection and community safety, said: “We need to be sure that we have the right kit that is going to help us offer the most effective street cleaning service.”

Mark Jenkins, sales director for the Egbert Taylor Group, which now includes Bigbelly, said: “Local authorities can now be smarter when it comes to waste collection by emptying litter bins only when they need to. This in turn reduces the number of waste collection vehicle movements, making streets cleaner and safer.”

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