Proper waste management is important to every person in every city around the world. Without waste management, streets become littered with garbage attracting rodents and other pests. In addition to making cities and businesses appear cluttered and messy, litter creates a major health and safety issue for residents and visitors alike.
Cities around the globe spend millions of dollars annually attempting to keep litter off the streets. Most areas schedule multiple trash pickups each week. This happens whether bins are full or not. Unfortunately, it’s simply not enough to control waste in busy areas. Trash bins in high traffic areas easily become overfull, even with two or more pickups a day.
Smart waste bins monitor waste and report status to waste management teams. This helps ensure that bins are emptied when needed, keeping them from overflowing. This has the added benefit of making waste collection more efficient. Waste collectors only empty bins that need it.
In addition to reporting fill level and status, some of these bins include a solar-powered compactor. The system automatically compacts waste when it reaches a certain level. This extends the time between pickups and significantly reduces waste management costs.
While a few of these smart waste bins exist on the market, that aren’t all the same. For the purpose of this article, let’s focus on the main differences between Mint Controls’ self-compacting Smart Bin and the leading competitor’s bin.
Preventing Dirt and Grime Build-Up
One of the top complaints users have about smart waste receptacles is the amount of dirt and grime the system collects. The handle of our competitor’s bin quickly becomes dirty. So much so that most people don’t even want to touch it. Unfortunately, this is the only way to access the bin.
Another common complaint is that our competitor’s bin becomes smelly. Caused by the design of the waste chute, debris easily becomes stuck and caked on at the opening of the bin. When the door is opened, the smell can be unbearable. Waste collectors must constantly pressure wash these containers to keep dirt and grime at bay. Unfortunately, this takes extra time and effort, costing cities and businesses even more money on waste management.
Our Bin Is Cleaner!
Mint Controls’ Smart Bin is designed so that waste falls directly into the bin. It will not become stuck at the opening creating a breeding ground for odor-causing bacteria. Our Smart Bin includes a handy foot pedal, which allows users to access the bin without ever using their hands. This increases convenience and keeps hands clean. Unlike our competitor’s bin, people can use our Smart Bin even if their hands are full.
The Smart Flap of our Smart Bin keeps odors and waste safely inside where it will not affect public safety. There is absolutely no way to access trash from the opening. This prevents pests and dumpster divers from getting into the bin.
These are just a few of the many benefits of our Smart Bins. Please contact us for more information about our Smart Waste Solutions.