Smart waste bins in pedestrian zone

Since November 2015, the first smart waste bins have been installed in the pedestrian zone of the City of Brussels. A solar battery allows the bin to compress the waste and to warn the Cleanliness service when it's full.

The compression of the waste is carried out inside the container after each closure. The capacity of the volume of 125 liters without compression is thus increased to 600 liters after the compression. Moreover, the waste bin is equipped with a computer system that warns the central office when it is full. Thus, the collection can be scheduled faster. The computer system also groups all bins together on an interactive map, gives statistics about filling and emptying, or technical problems and provides the ability to control the remote opening and closing (for example for public safety).