Bin sensor network installed in Adelaide

A major remote bin sensor network is now live in metropolitan Adelaide, as part of the federal and local government-funded Connected Cities project.

Port Adelaide Enfield Mayor Claire Boan said the bin sensors would revolutionise waste collection.

“The sensors will allow the driver, with the use of a tablet, to only stop at bins that need emptying,” Ms Boan said.

“We are very excited by the potential of this technology to improve collection efficiency, reduce costs and reduce carbon emissions.”

Sturt Federal Member James Stevens said the $289,000 project was jointly funded by the Federal Government and six local government bodies, with support from the University of Adelaide.

“The Federal Government has contributed $144,900 to this initiative through our Smart Cities and Suburbs Program, which enables local governments to apply innovative, technology-based approaches to improve the liveability of cities and address urban challenges,” Mr Stevens said.

In addition to bins, sensors have been installed on barbecues, sports fields and roads.

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