These are Solar-powered garbage receptacles that are working on the Halifax waterfront. These garbage cans have a compartment for garbage, recyclables, paper and organics. According to the Halifax Metro, they use solar power to compact trash and automatically sends an email to staff when they’re full. There is a series of
10, two are from HRM. The other 8 systems are a $60,000 investment; a joint project of Waterfront Development and RRFB NS. Nestle Waters Canada is also involved providing a study component.
The new technology does feature solar powered waste compacting -- it reduces the need for pick up by 80%. Savings of time, money and it reduces emissions from pick up.