Not able to solve the city’s garbage problems, Bengaluru has decided to install smart bins across the city soon. The city’s Urban Development Department has already given the permission to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for the bins.
There is a plan for automation of transfer stations as well.
These bins will give a signal to the corporation when they are full so that garbage can be collected on time.
BBMP has installed such bins at the Vidhana Soudha and Cubbon Park.
“The pilot project was a success and we are trying to expand the scheme to the entire of the city. It has proved to be quite effective,” claimed Manjunath Prasad, the BBMP commissioner .
“All the garbage collected by our pourakarmikas and contractors will be brought to the site and filled into the compressor. The compressor will drain out the liquid, which will flow into the drainage system. This will reduce the weight of the garbage and kill the odour. It will then be transported to our compost units,” he added.