Published: Tuesday, 19th June 2018

We've recently installed Bigbelly bins in three locations across Medway.

The hi-tech Bigbelly units use solar power to compact litter, so they can hold up to eight times more litter than a normal bin.

They also have a digital notification system, informing our street collection team when they're nearly full, ensuring the bins are regularly emptied.

The bins are now in Chatham town centre for another four weeks. One of the trial bins situated in Strood High Street has so far collected over 1900 litres of litter.

Medway Council will be monitoring performance with an eye to installing further bins in the future.

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