Smart Dustbin With CCTV, Wifi, and Screen Board Invented to Eliminate Open Dumpsite - Life Beyond Certificate

Smart Dustbin With CCTV, Wifi, and Screen Board Invented to Eliminate Open Dumpsite

Smart Dustbin With CCTV, Wifi, and Screen Board Invented by Kenyan Youth

A Kenyan inventor named Eddie Gitonga has created a garbage can innovation that not only offers a location for disposing of trash but also includes free wifi for everyone, built-in CCTV, a smart screen that can be used for information delivery and education in schools, hospitals, airports, etc., as well as solar-powered street lighting.

The container has two compartments: one labelled in blue for glass and plastic trash disposal and one marked in green for organic waste disposal. The capacity of both compartments of this smart dustbin is 150 kg.

Additionally, it includes an internal voice that provides guidance on where to dispose of various types of waste.

This innovative invention, known as the T-bin in this smart dustbin, includes odour-reducing technology and built-in blowers that will get rid of bad odors originating from the discarded waste.

Gitonga claims that the organic trash will be used to create fertilizers and animal feeds while the plastic and glass waste would be recycled.

This idea will also likely lead to the creation of jobs in Kenya.

Two trucks will be utilized to remove rubbish from the smart bins; the green truck will remove organic wastes, while the blue truck will collect glass and plastics. Gitonga added that workers will be employed to staff the smart bins both during the day and at night.

Additionally, Gitonga asked the country governments to buy these trash cans for their respective countries. Because he started this initiative eight years ago and never gave up, he also counsels young people to use their imagination and never give up on their aspirations.

According to Kenya’s National Trash Management Policy, waste management is a significant concern, particularly in fast expanding coastal regions and urban metropolises. For instance, Nairobi generates over 2,400 tons of waste per day, of which only 38% is collected and less than 10% is recycled.

The remaining 62 percent is either burned, disposed of in the unregulated Dandora dumpsite, illegally deposited along streams and roadways, or all three.

Over 2.5 million individuals who cannot afford waste collection services live in low-income regions of the city, where illegal dumping and burning are particularly prevalent.