The People’s Committees of District 5 and District 11 in Ho Chi Minh City have joined forces with Green Resources Technology Company to place 200 solar-powered rubbish bins at key spots to encourage residents and tourists to sort garbage.
District 11 will install 84 solar-powered trash cans at sidewalks, the yards of state agencies, and schools.
These green rubbish bins are set to gradually replace the current public trash cans.
In the first quarter of 2019, the administration of District 5 piloted the installation of 21 hi-tech trash cans at 10 schools.
The district decided to expand this pilot program this year due to the positive results of the installation.
These bins have two compartments for organic waste and other rubbish.
Twenty-six solar-powered trash cans were placed at some parks and the headquarters of state agencies in the district in the first quarter of 2023.
In early June, the district will install 74 other hi-tech rubbish bins with three compartments for recyclable waste, food waste, and other garbage at administrative agencies, hospitals, schools, and bus stops and on sidewalks.
These trash bins consist of solar panels to activate advertisement signs and instructions that make it easier for people to throw trash into the right compartment.
Information about environmental protection also appears on the hi-tech bins.
The company will install these solar-powered trash cans free of charge in 10 years.
Many parts of Ho Chi Minh City such as Ben Nghe Ward and Pham Ngu Lao Ward in District 1 and Tan Thoi Hiep Ward in District 12 are facing difficulty sorting waste.
These districts are classifying waste into two kinds, including organic waste and others, while the government’s Decree 54 stipulates waste must be sorted into three types, including recyclable garbage, food leftovers, and other solid trash.