The civic body has come up with a unique sensor-based inbuilt technology in underground dustbins, which are to be developed at 30 prime spots under Smart City Project. A tender of Rs Two Crore has been rolled out by Raipur Smart City Limited (RSCL).
Underground bins would be installed in such a way that no person has to walk for more than 100 meters to dispose the waste.
The sensors fitted in the underground dustbins will indicate the remaining capacity of the bin and indicate when it is full and needs to be emptied.
The system can reduce overall operating costs for refuse collection by more than 30% using less manpower, fewer vehicle movements and less energy consumption.
Underground dustbins disposal system will dispose waste as per convenience and garbage would no more lie scattered.
As garbage lying in the open leads to environment pollution, the civic body decided to use underground waste bin technology in the city.
The bins are going to be of 1.5 cubic meters in capacity and will be made of stainless steel. These are fully placed underground and have only inlets above ground surface. As per the collection method, a crane will lift the garbage from the underground bins and later the waste will be transported to the trenching ground.
Underground containers are non-inflammable, more hygienic than standard bins and score over the traditional collection bins. As it will be emptied by crane, it will prove to be labour-saving and cost-effective.
The holding capacity of garbage will increase from 1.5 to 2.5 times. RSCL has prepared a proposal for implementation of modern waste collection system with provision of fully underground waste collection bins at designated locations.
The project follows Reduce, Reuse and Recycle mantra and provides clean and pollution free environment.
Underground bins will be installed at Ganj Mandi, Motibagh, Madhavrao Sapre School, Phul Chowk, Ravi Bhavan, Balbir Singh Juneja Indoor Stadium, Dharna Sthal, Jawahar Bazar, Navin Bazar, Momin Para, Shastri market, Bhadhai Para, Amapara, Ramsagar Para, Satti Bazar, Byron Bazar, Gurunanak Chowk, Budhapara Chowk, Kankali hospital, Old Bus Stand and other proposed locations.