The Kathmandu Metropolitan City recently installed 12 smart solar dustbins along Maitighar-Baneshwor road. The local government says more such dustbins will be installed in different parts of the city soon.
The programme is launched under the Public-Private Partnership Division of the local government. In the next phase, the bins will be installed around Tundikhel and Ranipokhari, along New Road-Basantapur, Maitighar-Thapathali and Bhadrakali-Singhadarbar roads, according to the Division’s Director Mahesh Kaphle.
The city government currently has around 60 dustbins, ready to use.
The smart bins are powered with solar energy therefore they can be seen in nighttime as well.
The bins display pollution level and temperature of the respective area. Likewise, there are mobile phone charging plugs for emergency use.
The city government had made a city to install such bins around two years ago. However, the implementation got delayed as it too quite long to find quality equipment, according to the Division.