Bath gets solar-powered waste-compressing street bins
The City of Bath now plays home to a spectacular way to dispose of trash. Powered by solar energy, these 26 bins installed around the city are an upgraded version of the conventional street bin and compress waste thrown inside making it all easier to dispose later. Using two volume sensors that trigger a compactor when the waste reaches a particular level inside, this solar-powered trash can also makes waste-collection less-frequent and more meticulous. Priced at a £1,000 each, these solar powered bins are expected to help the Bath and North East Somerset Council save nearly £30,000 a year and will soon turn cost-neutral.