The ‘Big Belly Bins’, as they are affectionately known, are fitted with waste compactors which ensure they need emptied less often than standard designs.

The innovative new bins have proved to need emptying 7 time less than standard bin designs. They use wireless technology to alert authorities when they are full.

The project will help prevent the problem of overflowing bins, reduce litter on the streets, and cut down on unnecessary work as they only need emptied when full. As well as benefiting the council, who contributed half of the £246,500 project cost, the bins will also help our wider aim to increase footfall in the city centre, generate a favorable environment for the local businesses and make Aberdeen more attractive to visitors.