Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, is the world’s second largest metropolitan area by population. With insufficient and overflowing public waste bins, litter was a real issue. Add four to five daily waste collections they had a serious challenge on their hands.
With the main goal of improving the cityscape by making streets cleaner and reducing waste collection costs, Seoul municipality installed 85 CleanCube smart bins for general waste and recyclables in crowded areas of the city center. The managers of the Public Cleanliness Department utilised Clean City Networks (CCN) to monitor the status and fill-levels and observe the collection efficiency throughout Seoul.
Within just three months the city witnessed huge improvements in public sanitation. Waste overflow has been eliminated and there is significant reduction of general street litter. Status and fill-level information provided by CCN helped generate more efficient modelling for collection schedules.