Meet the new “smart” bins. They can take you places.
They act as Wi-Fi spots with tips on where to shop, and send alerts when they need to be cleared.
Powered by the sun, 10 of these mini-trash compactors have been placed along the 500m outdoor pedestrian walkway between Wisma Atria and Mandarin Gallery in Orchard Road. The 1.3m-tall Bigbelly smart bins, part of a three-month pilot trial launched yesterday by technology firm Terra Sol and the Orchard Road Business Association (Orba), will be up and fully running by the end of the week.
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