The heritage site of Unesco has deployed 25 BigBelly compactors powered by solar energy in the districts of Bath and North East Somerset to reduce waste and reduce “dramatically” the collection frequency.
The councils will save indeed more than 170,000 pounds (210,660 euros) each year due to operational efficiencies, achieved through the additional capacity offered by on-site compactors and the system of monitoring and reporting distance that provides data in real time to staff the collection, on any device, thereby reducing the frequency of collection of nearly 80%.
“It is entirely appropriate for the bins need to be emptied less frequently, which means that our staff can be deployed in the fight against dirt much more effectively,” said about this Councillor David Dixon cabinet member for neighborhoods.
Bath joins Strasbourg and Salzburg and became the third Heritage Site by Unesco to adopt the system in order to prevent its historic tourist areas are the scene of bins overflowing.
Strasbourg, a city hosting the European Parliament, has deployed 25 stations BigBelly in 2011 and has recently decided to expand the operation with the addition of 24 new locations. In Salzburg, BigBelly has drastically reduced the frequency of collection. “Instead of doing four collections per day, we need now to move us once every two days,” said Michael Wanner, director of cleaning roads and streets in the city of Salzburg. “The system speaks for itself in terms of environmental benefits.”
Collection stations and recycling of this type are present in more than 15 European countries. BigBelly Solar is visible in November Smart City Expo in Barcelona and at Pollutec in Lyon.