October 20, 2021

High-tech Bins That Suck Waste Underground Could Mean the End of Garbage Trucks

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In mid-June, Australia launched its first underground automated waste collection system (AWCS) in the Maroochydore City Centre on the Sunshine Coast.

This revolutionary network of hi-tech bins could provide a sustainable and innovative resolution to the world’s waste problem. But how does an AWCS work and what benefits does it promise?

How Does the AWCS Work?

Maroochydore’s AWCS was designed by Envac, a company that works to support the development of smart cities through embedding exceptional technologies.

The $21 million project saw the creation of an underground pipe network that stretches for more than 6 kilometers. As an underdeveloped…

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