Sugar Land, Texas, Installs Solar-Powered Waste, Recycling StationsSugar Land, Texas, Installs Solar-Powered Waste, Recycling Stations
March 23, 2015
The city has installed two solar-powered waste and recycling stations in the Sugar Land Town Square plaza as part of its ongoing commitment to improving recycling and sustainability efforts.
The two new compacting bins have the capability to hold five times as much trash and recyclables than standard bins. The use of the compacting trash and recyclables bins reduces the amount of trash bags used as well as requires fewer service pickups, said Doug Adolph, Sugar Land assistant director of communications. Once the bins reach full capacity, an electronic sensor wirelessly alerts city staff to service the station.