Luton Borough Council is the first local authority in the UK to directly link the new QR codes on their SSI Schaefer ‘IoB’ (Internet of Bins) bins to their waste and recycling page on their website.
The SSI Schaefer IoB Wheeled Bin a communication tool that has allowed Luton Borough Council to interact with their residents.
Residents place their mobile phone over the QR code lasered on the back of each bin and the resident is linked to a host of information, including what material to place in each container as well as collection days.
It can also be used to report a missed collection, report a damaged container.
SSI Schaefer hopes it will be particularly useful for any new houses on new developments in Luton to help educate and inform new residents on how to recycle and when to place their bin out for collection.
James Lucas, Operation Manager at Luton Borough Council, said: “Luton Borough Council currently provides front line services for over 200,000 plus residents.
“One of our challenges to date, is trying to educate new and existing residents of our waste strategies and services.
“Our aim is to promote our website which has a plethora of this information.”