Smarter Bins Phase 2

The Mount smart bin trial


The Mount


6-month trial from December 2020

Bins to be removed

X2 Topsy 2000 bins
(see map below)

A blue Topsy 2000 bin



Bins to be installed

X4 covered black bins fitted with fill-level sensors

Example of the sensor fitted to standard Glasdon Jubilee Bin.

Objectives of the trial:

In addition to the general benefits of introducing smart bins across the borough, we are looking for this trial in The Mount to:

  • Enable us to learn more about how bins in The Mount area are being used.

  • Target resources to where they are needed most.

  • Reduce street clutter and improve the street scene in The Mount.

  • Ensure litter bins do not overflow, improving street cleanliness.

  • Reduce vehicle movements in the area, cutting pollution and lowering our carbon emissions. 

Map of trial location

Map of smarter bins in The Mount


Monitoring and review:

We will be closely monitoring how the new bins are working during the trial period. Updates with key performance measures will be published on the Council’s website.


Return to Suttons Smarter bin page

Resident Survey:

The resident survey can be found here.