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Westminster City Council says the new bins will help cut fuel costs and greenhouse emissions as the number of collections is reduced.
- An app driven by a SIM card is installed in the bin
- An infra-red sensor in the bin works out how full it is
- Messages are then sent by text to Westminster City Council
Solar powered bins, that automatically text refuse collectors when they're 80% full, are being used on the streets of central London.
Westminster City Council is installing 4 new bins at Trevor Place, Berkeley Square, Belgrave Square, Ennismore Gardens. They also have eight times the capacity of a normal bin because the bins automatically compact the rubbish.