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Smart rubbish & recycling bins to reduce litter

5 Dec 2019

Smart rubbish & recycling bins to reduce litter

A series of smart rubbish and recycling bins have been installed in prominent locations around Tairawhiti, as part of a nationwide campaign to reduce litter.

The smart technology and features of the bins will reduce contamination, litter and make it easy for our community to recycle correctly.

Each bin is fitted with “EYEFI” smart technology that sends a signal to our contractor when the bin is full. This prevents bins from overflowing while also minimizing servicing costs for Council.

The bins are bilingual and colour-coded in nationally agreed rubbish and recycling colours.

Other bins have been installed at the Gisborne i-Site, the Titirangi summit, Botanical Gardens, and outside the public toilets at Te Araroa, Tolaga Bay and Matawai.

The ‘Let’s Put Litter in its Place’ project, which has seen more than 160 smart bins installed around the country, was developed by The Packaging Forum with significant funding from the government’s Waste Minimisation Fund.

Pictured below: Mayor Rehette Stoltz at the launch of the smart bins. Photo by Jordan Perry