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Smart Bins 2021/2022

by Phoebe Repeti

Blacktown City has invested in new solar-powered waste bins throughout Blacktown local government area. The solar-powered waste bins can monitor and compact waste levels to optimise waste collection times and are an innovative solution to improve resource efficiency for Blacktown City.

The bins have been wrapped with beautiful site-specific artworks created by artists.

The Arts and Cultural Development section focused on temporary public art commissions as part of the development of the program.

Nine local artists were commissioned to integrate their artworks into the Smart Bin design to create more welcoming public spaces. (artists below)

Several outcomes were achieved, such as improving local facilities, reducing the number of graffiti incidents and employing local creatives during the Covid-19 lockdown.


These smart bins can be found in:

Jim Simpson Laneway, Blacktown CBD

Zolfare Shops, Blacktown

Alwyn Lindfield Reserve BBQ area, Glenwood

Blacktown Showground, Blacktown

The Ponds Community Centre and playground, The Ponds

Lakes Edge Park, The Ponds

Endeavour Park, Kings Langley

Woodcroft Lakes BBQ area, Woodcroft

Nurragingy Reserve, Doonside

This project was delivered in collaboration with several teams in Council including Civil Asset Maintenance and Open Space Maintenance.

The project is funded by Council’s Civil Assets Maintenance.