131 bins on Powstańców Śląskich street have been fitted with special smart-sensors as part of Wrocław’s ‘Smart City’ program.
The sensors will be able to monitor how full each bin is and alert the relevant authorities when the bin’s contents are on fire.
Robert Bednarski, the director of ‘Smart City’, says the smart bins will speed-up Wrocław’s refuse collection service. Garbage trucks will know in advance which bins need emptied, so they need-not check every bin manually. This means that the trucks will be on the streets less, resulting in fewer greenhouse-gas emissions and less obstacles for drivers.
The project is being run in cooperation with public energy company Tauron, who are also going to install light sensors for street lights and air-quality sensors in parks.