With an aim to eliminate garbage overflow and bad odour, a man in Karnataka’s Hubli developed a unique disposal system with an underground dustbin. Vishwanath Patil, who runs the ‘Swacha, Swasth’ trust, has explored a new technology of underground waste bins. Also Read - COVID-19: Karnataka to Go Ahead With University Exams, Academic Activities, Says Deputy CM
“I have made a vehicle with a dustbin that is automatically operated and is leakproof. It has been designed in such a way that garbage is not visible from the outside,” said Patil while speaking to ANI. Also Read - Bengaluru COVID Cases: City Records 5,576 Fresh Infections in Its Biggest Single-day Spike, 10 PM-5 AM Corona Curfew to Start From Tonight
The automatic system of lifting and emptying of underground dustbins ensured that no garbage spills out while transferring the waste and the bins. Also Read - Karnataka Records Nearly 8,000 Coronavirus Cases in Biggest Spike This Year, Bengaluru Worst Hit
The specialty of this dustbin is that it takes very little space as compared to open dumping grounds and can store more litter than other normal dustbins, Patil said.
He has also made a litter van in which the waste can be dumped from the dustbin with minimum human contact.