Sydney council is looking to install underground rubbish chutes equipped with PIN numbers in a bid to remove the eyesore of wheelie bins and dumped garbage from the city’s streets. The future is almost here and it’s probably going to be smelly.
A new waste policy drafted by Sydney Council includes a proposal to dramatically overhaul the way rubbish is stored and collected in the city. The project, which is estimated to cost around $85,000, would see the creation of five 1100-litre underground bins for general waste and recycling.
The bins would come equipped with deposit chutes, PIN-activated locks and a scissor lifts to raise rubbish to the surface. Upon completion, it will be the first solution of its kind in Australia.
It will be interesting to see how these things work in practice: presumably the chutes will need to be quite large, which could pose a serious danger to children regardless of any PIN protection measures they employ.
We imagine it will also be more difficult to pin down the responsible resident when hazardous or crime-related materials are discovered: good news if you have a pesky body to dump. We’ll be sure to keep you posted with further developments.