Solar power crushes Cromer litter

Just Regional
Feb 25, 2016 1 min read

A revolutionary smart litter bin powered by solar energy is being trialled by North Norfolk District Council in Cromer.

The bin crushes rubbish down to stop litter being blown around the town. The trial of the bin started on February 10 and runs through to Easter.

The Clean Cube is a compactor litter bin near to No1 Fish and Chip Shop in Cromer. It’s larger than a normal litter bin and when the litter reaches a certain height it compacts the waste within by using a hydraulic ram.

Angie Fitch-Tillett, North Norfolk District Council cabinet member for the environment said: “We are trialling this new bin to see how successful it could be in reducing the volume of waste so that our bins can be used for longer. I think it’s great that we’re putting smart technology to work to help protect the environment.”

The solar powered Clean Cube can hold up to eight times the amount of litter of a normal litter bin; and the solar panel uses daylight to charge the internal battery.

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