Bigbelly bins will gobble up rubbish in Linlithgow

Smart waste bins which compact rubbish dumped in them and help keep the area cleaner are being trialled in Linlithgow this summer.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 4:45 pm

Let us know what you think and join the conversation at the bottom of this article.The Bigbelly bins also use Cloud-based technology to inform the council when they need emptied and put a stop to the surrounding areas being covered in rubbish pulled out by scavenging birds or vermin.

West Lothian Council Countryside Manager Andy Johnston said the bins would be sited around Linlithgow Loch.

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A hi-tech Bigbelly bin

The bins are enclosed so birds cannot extract rubbish or food wrappers and they also crush down carry-out food containers and so can take more rubbish before needing emptied- saving on operational costs.

The bins have a large collection tray which is pulled out and then drops the rubbish into the body of the bin.

The firm Bigbelly brands itself as “smart solutions for cities” and guarantees an end to overflowing waste bins and fly-blown litter.

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