Waste containers for recyclable waste are interlinked via the Internet; disposed objects are automatically compressed and when the container is full, an integrated sensor notifies the waste collection company. The waste containers are powered by batteries that are recharged by PV cells using solar energy.
As part of a six month pilot project, up to 30 waste containers were placed in public areas in the centre of Prague. On the basis of the subsequent evaluation, Prague City Hall may expand or modify the project.
3rd quarter 2017 – 1st quarter 2018
street Na Příkopě
Operátor ICT, a.s. – Project Manager
Prague City Hall / individual municipal districts
Prague Technical Administration of Roadways (TSK)
Waste collection company in the district
The end of project report and the lessons learned during the implementation of the pilot operation are available HERE.
Preparing for routine operation, the so-called roll-out of the smart waste containers are being placed into selected city locations.