Stratford deploying solar compactors and recycle containers throughout town

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BRONX NEW YORK USA – SEPTEMBER 25: Bigbelly’s Talking Trash Cans in local Community is a Solar-powered waste receptacle with sensors measuring fill levels and relaying data to city/facility managers. Taken September 25 2017 in New York.

Stratford is looking to be a little greener.

This week, the town is starting to deploy 41 combined Bigbelly solar trash compactors and recycle containers.

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“We are looking at a number of new and innovative ways to be cleaner and greener here in Stratford,” said Mayor Laura Hoydick. “These new Bigbelly solar compacting receptacles offer us a way to do that while saving money on both tipping fees, and on the labor to empty them. I am looking forward to getting them in use throughout the town this week.”

Wireless connectivity will send notifications to collectors when the bins are nearing capacity.

Officials said this smart technology can reduce fuel usage and emissions by up to 80 percent.

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