Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has planned to install 50 underground and semi underground dustbins in the state capital with censors for better environment and more optimal space utilization.
BMC sources said it would install 50 semi and underground dustbins, out of which 30 will be of semi underground bins with size of 1.5 cubic metre size and 20 will be of 3 cubic metre fully underground bins
Most interesting feature of these underground bins is that these shall be fitted with sensors to send alerts to the control room about bin filling level.
The system could also be integrated with the Bhubaneswar Operations Centre in future so that a direct command mechanism would be in place to inform the drivers as well.
The underground or semi-underground bins are an efficient and accessible way of collecting waste and recycling materials, with their very large waste collection volume they require minimum emptying and maintenance.
These underground bins will be placed on footpaths and each of these dustbins facilitates segregated storage of waste.
Smart collection bins, as they are also called, would keep the collecting points clean and offer solution for odour problems, which are common in traditional containers with foul smell and making their surrounding terrible.
These underground or semi-underground dust bins shall be covered with a lid to prevent the stink from coming out. As sensors are also fitted, it will reduce the operating cost for collection. These dustbins are of low level throw-ins which can be easily accessible to children and the physically challenged people.