Jan 7, 2020 2 min read

First ‘Smart’ Trash Can Deployed In Ingleside

PEL garbage can
A PEL SolarStreetBin was installed in Ingleside in December 2019.

Ocean Avenue now has a special smart trash can that can hold 10 times more waste than a normal trash receptacle.

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A “smart” trash can was installed on the busy sidewalk in front of Unity Plaza in mid-December by the San Francisco Department of Public Works.

The 4-foot-high rectangular receptacle, outfitted with cigarette butt and dog waste cans on its sides and topped with a solar panel for powering its motorized trash compactor, utilizes Internet-of-Things technology to inform waste collection company Recology when it is ready to be emptied.

Receptacles like these are credited with creating a more efficient waste collection system.

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