SAIL launches Smart Garbage Bins. Can it be a milestone for SWACH BHARAT ABHIYAN?

By GovernanceToday
In Environment & Ecology
March 20, 2019
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Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) has launched smart garbage bins made of stainless steel which integrates technology for smart waste management. (IOT)

These Smart Garbage Bins will send signals to the garbage collection vehicle about the fill-up position of the bin. Provides for better cleaning and lower human intervention. It made up of SAIL SALEM stainless steel will be installed in underground Reinforced Cement Concrete pits at the Smart Garbage Station. This will help prevent the spread of stink and diseases.

There will be separate bins for recyclable and non-recyclable wastes. The pits will be covered with a pit cover fabricated out of stainless steel slip-free sheets. Suitable openings on the pit cover will be provided to allow the sanitation crew to dump the collected garbage into the stainless steel bins placed underground.

IOT (Internet of Things) enabled Gazelle sensors on the pit cover will transmit signals to the collection vehicle about the “fill-up” position. Compactor will lift the stainless steel bins from the underground pits and empty the garbage into the compactor vehicle.

Initially, these Smart Garbage Bins will be placed at South Delhi area. SAIL is looking for other municipalities as well as metro cities to take this initiative further. SAIL Authority is looking to take up production of stainless steel garbage bins on a commercial scale depending upon the response.

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