A solar-powered compacting rubbish bin will soon be installed on Trafalgar Street, outside BNZ Nelson in our Smart Little City.

The bin lightly compacts rubbish, holding up to five times more than a regular bin. 

When the bin is ¾ full, it sends an automatic message to the collection company so it can be emptied.

This is a trial, and if successful, a number of our cast iron bins will be replaced. 

We hope this will reduce refuse spilling out of bins, which can attract seagulls and other animals.