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Solar solutions

solarbins.jpg​Council has installed new solar-powered bins near Lane Cove Library with an additional set heading down to Blackman Park soon.

The bins can hold up to five times more waste by using a solar compactor, reducing the need to empty the bins as frequently.

There is a sensor to help identify when the bin is getting full. You can still dispose of waste while it is compacting, simply pull the bin handle or use the foot pedal if your hands are full.

The bins located near the Library feature historical photographs from the area, particular those that feature Longueville Road in times gone by.

Council is monitoring the efficiencies of the bins with more solar-powered bins expected to be rolled out in high pedestrian areas in the coming months.