Innovative waste solution for Dundee’s streets

A pair of Glutton Electric Vacuums have taken to the streets of Dundee as part of the Smart Cities (Smart Waste) Project, which has seen a range of technologies trialled across the city.

The vacuums, part of a one year trail funded by Dundee City Council and the European Union, ensure an efficient and effective easy to use alternative to the traditional barrow, shovel and brush.

The total Smart Waste Project budget for Dundee is £250,000 over the period 2017-19, of which £150,000 will be contributed by the city council.

Dundee is collaborating with Perth, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling through the Smart Waste project to deliver improved waste management services including smart bin technology to enhance waste and recycling collections through improved monitoring and data sharing.

Kevin Cordell, convener of the council’s neighbourhood services committee, said: “We are eagerly awaiting the results of this trial to see exactly what the gluttons give us. They will certainly contribute to our goal of becoming a low carbon city and demonstrate our commitment to boosting Dundee’s green credentials while using new and innovative waste technologies.”

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