An automated waste collection system for government-operated flats in Singapore aims to encourage recycling with 24 ‘outdoor disposal inlets’, in addition to refuse chutes installed in the properties.
Residents in Yuhua, Singapore, throw their rubbish down the refuse chutes, which travels to a chamber, where a sensor is triggered once the containers in the refuse chamber is full. The waste is then transported through a series of underground pipes to a centralised bin where it is then stored in sealed containers. Once the containers are full, trucks arrive to transport them to incineration plants. The scheme is currently being rolled out across six blocks of flats, with a further 32 blocks also expected to join the scheme by the end of the year.