Smart Solar-Powered Compacting Bins



Solar compacting containers for mixed municipal waste. A solar panel charges a battery, which drives an electric motor that compacts the waste. The container is still online and provides data on the waste level.



  • Compression of disposed waste
  • Signal sent to waste collection company when a container is full



  • Maximum utilization of waste container capacity
  • Tidier city
  • Waste collection cost optimization
  • Reduced environmental impact
  • Collection of data for further processing and public space optimization



As part of a six months 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



30 bins



Náměstí Republiky, Na Příkopě (see map)



Operátor ICT, Plc. – Project Manager  

Prague City Hall / individual municipal districts  

Prague Technical Administration of Roadways (TSK)  Waste collection company in the district


Pilot evaluation

The end report and the lessons learned during the implementation of the pilot operation are available HERE.


Project status

Preparing for routine realization into selected city locations, the so-called roll-out, of the smart waste containers are in progress.


Project status


Operátor ICT, a.s.

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