Cities – Rented Sector Waste Management

Cities – Rented Sector Waste Management

A new ‘Guide to Improving Waste Management in the Domestic Rented Sector’ was released last Friday. CIWM Journal Online says the guide was commissioned “after research suggested that issues including excess waste, difficulty in containing waste, and high levels of recycling contamination from the rented sector contributed to poor street scene and represented a barrier to London reinvigorating recycling.“ With so many ‘actors’ sharing responsibility for household recycling and waste habits and performance (particularly in apartment blocks and HMOs), it’s a hugely complex topic. As Eunomia who developed the report put it, there is “no single ‘silver bullet’ intervention”. Instead they identify two broad areas of intervention – educate and encourage and enact and enforce – offering recommendations which include: incorporating waste management into landlord licensing processes using tenancy agreements to communicate responsibilities to tenants making targeted communications for landlords and tenants on responsibilities and how to use the waste services available These are sound ideas that may well help tackle the unique challenges London and all cities face. That said, there is simply no getting away from the fact that without the provision of adequate, accessible, all-user-friendly containers and waste systems, the issues of excess, containment/’leakage’ and contamination will persist. And as city populations continue to grow, so too will the size of the problems. Incentives to get smart – a missed opportunity? Practical solutions exist: Compacting bins – whether solar or mains powered, for waste or recycling, with fill-level sensors or without – were designed with high-density, high traffic sites in mind. The same is true of underground or semi-underground waste systems (UWS/SUWS), which is why all three are becoming more common place...
The Internet of Bins Just Got Smarter

The Internet of Bins Just Got Smarter

This article first appeared online in Building Specification magazine’s Street Furniture eBulletin on 28th October. Until now, so-called ‘smart bins’ have been intelligent, but you could say lacking in common sense. Clear benefits in some aspects have been diminished by disadvantages in others. ESE World’s Clean Cube, the most recent major addition to the company’s extensive portfolio of street furniture, changes that. The Clean Cube is designed to provide a truly intelligent waste management solution for high footfall areas. This clever compacting bin uses solar energy to power both a built-in sensor that detects when the bin is ‘full’, and at that point, the compaction device it triggers. Compaction not only increases capacity, it also prevents overflow, so improving the cleanliness of the immediate environment. Once at absolute capacity, the sensor also alerts the operator that its contents are ready for collection. The benefits of this smart waste solution from an operational perspective are many: The intuitive linked software means Clean Cube bins are easy to manage and maintain. Because Clean Cubes can hold up to eight times more rubbish or recyclables than their empty volume, fewer collections are necessary. Additionally, the alert that’s sent when capacity is reached reduces the need for manual checking and handling, and does away with costly and unnecessary collection trips. A helpful route planning tool makes route optimisation a reality, reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Overall, waste collection costs are reduced by up to 85%. But what good are operational savings if they’re only achievable with an upfront outlay in costly specialist collection equipment? The Clean Cube Advantage This is where the Clean Cube...
3 Clean Cube Case Studies – Smart Waste

3 Clean Cube Case Studies – Smart Waste

In our last post, we gave details of where you can find us next week at #RWM16 from 13th-15th September (Hall/Stand: 4K49), and confirmed that Clean Cube, our solar-powered, smart waste solution will be the star of our show.  Because the Clean Cube compacting bin is so well suited to high foot traffic areas (where overflowing bins, irregular fill patterns and disruptive waste collection can be especially problematic), we are particularly looking forward to demonstrating its many features and benefits to those responsible for waste management at shopping centres/retail parks, leisure and transport hubs and university/college campuses. Ahead of those conversations, we’ve prepared a ‘case studies’ document outlining 3 resounding success stories from those sectors which we invite you to download and digest.   Do come and see us at Hall/Stand 4K49. You’ll be able to see the Clean Cube ‘in the flesh’ and our team will be on hand to answer any queries. If you can’t make it to RWM16, as always, you can call us on +44(0)1530 277 900, or email sales@eseworld.co.uk. Grab a digital brochure for Clean Cube, our solar-powered, compacting bin by clicking on the...
Birmingham bound – countdown to #RWM16

Birmingham bound – countdown to #RWM16

This time next week, and until 15th September, you can find us at Hall/Stand: 4K49, our temporary home within #RWM16 at Birmingham’s NEC. The RWM (Resource Waste Management) expo bills itself as “the UK’s premier event for resource efficiency and waste management solutions.” and we’d have to agree. It’s the only event of its kind and, in partnership with CIWM, it covers all aspects of waste hierarchy and every element of our industry. Yup, we don’t mind admitting, we’re excited to be back again this year. As well as catching up with friends, customers and colleagues throughout the waste world, we’re really looking forward to meeting new faces and forging new relationships. So what can you expect to find when you drop by to say hello? Well, taking centre stage will be Clean Cube – our new, innovative and smart waste management solution. This clever compacting bin uses solar energy to power a smart sensor that detects when the bin is reaching capacity, as well as the compaction device it triggers at this point. Once at absolute capacity, the sensor also alerts the operator that its contents are ready for collection. Intelligent and sustainable, the Clean Cube houses a standard wheelie bin and yet it can hold up to eight times more rubbish, considerably reducing overflow and waste collection by up to 85%. And as if substantial cost savings weren’t enough, Clean Cube also has the ability to generate an income stream via its backlit LED advertising panels and provide a WiFi hotspot. We’re looking forward to sharing all these developments, and the latest pedal operated chute, with all interested parties. See you in...
Unique “Split Lid” for 4-wheeled containers

Unique “Split Lid” for 4-wheeled containers

Our product development team have been busy! This is the first of two pieces of news we’re able to share with you this month which reflect ESE World’s position as experts and leaders in the world of sustainable waste management services and solutions. Our 80 years’ experience and knowledge of markets and our customers’ needs really is second to none.  It’s that understanding, along with our commitment to both resource and product efficiency, which results in continuous enhancements to our product range. New ideas are always tested for feasibility with regard to products and processes. Concepts are drawn up, samples produced, computer simulations reconstruct product use scenarios… we think of everything!  So when a product is ready for release, we know it’ll deliver exactly what’s required, brilliantly, in full compliance with sustainability and environmental requirements. This week, at #IFAT2016 in Munich, we unveiled our new (and unique) SPLIT LID for the 1100 litre 4-wheel container. We’ve taken the lid-in-lid concept and re-engineered it to pretty much eradicate the risk of damage to lids and hinges which exists with all other products on the market. In practical use, the lids of 1100 litre containers frequently collide with the compression mechanism of collection vehicles. Residual waste in the hopper can also come into contact with lids. The consequence is often damage to lids and hinges. The Split Lid, with its flexible front element which can hinge in either direction, is at a significant advantage here: it simply gives way, in either direction! Fracture of the lid or damage to the body hinge is practically impossible. This video shows how. As well as reduced maintenance costs then, the risk of accidents due to damaged bins is also significantly reduced. Other benefits...
North Norfolk DC Trials Clean Cube Compacting Smart Bin

North Norfolk DC Trials Clean Cube Compacting Smart Bin

There was a nice piece in the Eastern Daily Press yesterday about our Clean Cube solar-powered, compacting “smart bin” including a lovely picture of Councillor Angie Fitch-Tillett in the unseasonal Cromer sunshine. The North Norfolk District Council Cabinet Member for the Environment reportedly said, “We are trialling this new bin to see how successful it could be in reducing the volume of waste so that our bins can be used for longer. I think it’s great that we’re putting smart technology to work to help protect the environment.” The newspaper also touched on another of the environmental benefits of an enclosed litter bin, “The ‘smart’ solar powered litter bin crushes rubbish down to stop litter being blown around the town. The trial of the bin started on February 10 and runs through to Easter.” Read the article in full...