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Bin Shelter trial underway in UK
Issues with contaminated recycled materials have prompted one proactive Local Authority in the UK to seek an innovative solution by using SULO’s Bin shelter complete with Access Control.
This is bad for both the environment and gives additional cost to the Local Authority.
Contamination is often worse in communal bins such as those used in blocks of flats. By using the shelters with Envicomp Access control locks it is hoped that this will be a cheaper and more practical option than giving hundreds of individual homes new bins. The residents will be given key Fob-only access which will prevent non-residents from accessing the bins to make unauthorised deposits.
By using the “connected” technology the bins will also gather information electronically that will enable the Local Authority to understand more about the recycling trends aiding them in recycling more. The ultimate aim is to increase the quality and quantity of recycling and reduce the amount of material sent to landfill.
The shelters will record every time a key fob is presented by a user, however they don’t record what is being recycled. 300 households across Slough are taking part in this trial which is the first of its kind in the UK.
The shelters have been supplied complete with a SULO 660L bin inside. The bin can be emptied in the normal way by the collection crews who will have their own keys to unlock the shelters and empty the bins.