Los Angeles — Councilmember David Ryu joined the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation to install the first of five Ecube bins, solar-powered trash compacting bins that are more efficient and sustainable than traditional bins on March 27th. The new trash bins are a part of Councilmember Ryu’s commitment to improving quality of life and beautifying streets across Council District Four.
“Keeping our streets clean and Council District Four beautiful has been a priority for me since day one,” Councilmember Ryu said. “With innovative, efficient and cost-saving technology like Ecube, it’s possible.”
Ecube bins are “smart” – they use mobile technology to collect information in real-time and communicate with the Bureau of Sanitation when a bin is full, so the Bureau can more efficiently replenish public waste bins.
“Ecube Labs’ technology will increase LA Sanitation’s waste collection efficiency tremendously, as one CleanCUBE is just as effective as six traditional trash receptacles that are already out in the City of Los Angeles,” said Susana Lee from Ecube. “Additionally, with the use of the CleanCAP the city will know when the bins are full in order to eliminate any overflowing trash cans.”
Established in 2011, Ecube Labs is a leading provider of smart waste & recycling management solutions that optimize logistics and collection operations. Their product line includes solar-powered waste compacting bins (CleanCUBE), wireless fill-level sensors (CleanCAP), and a cloud platform (CleanCityNetworks) that helps clients plan their waste collection logistics. Their solution helps cities and waste collection organizations reduce operational costs and improves public cleanliness by eliminating overflowing bins.
Five bins are being installed across Council District Four, with one on Wilshire in Mid-City, one on Sunset in Hollywood, and three along Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks. 100 CleanCAP Sensors are being installed in Council Districts Four, Six and Seven. With success, future bins may be added. All five bins should be operational this week.
“LA Sanitation is committed to protecting public health by keeping our streets clean and free from litter and we are excited to partner with Ecube Labs to roll out a smart waste management system pilot program that will continue to move Los Angeles forward in its smart city strategy,” said Alex Helou, Assistant Director. “These innovative solar-powered waste compacting bins will collect data that can be used for measurable improvements of reduced trash overflows and maximize waste collection operation efficiency while helping to keep our streets clean and maintain a healthy environment for Angelenos.”