Waste management company Interwaste Holdings has introduced a new waste management bin, the eeZeeBin, aimed at the commercial, industrial, retail and residential sectors, in July.
Interwaste sales director Jason McNeil says it cost the company about R2-million to develop the bin, as well as the required materials handling facilities. From concept to delivery of the service, the process took about 12 months.
“The eeZeeBin is designed to reduce recycling costs, increase participation and create a level of affordability for sorting waste. It allows consumers to more easily recycle waste materials that were previously destined for the landfill,” he says.
Materials including paper and cardboard, plastic, glass and cans can be deposited into one bin without further sorting.
The bin comes in a 240 ℓ ‘wheelie bin’ for smaller holdings and the 6 m3 bin for large establishments, such as shopping centres.
McNeil notes there is a need for innovative waste management solutions in South Africa, which will ensure that waste is properly managed and reused.
The company reports that there has been significant interest in the eeZeeBin and that it has signed a few contracts to date and hopes to attract more business in the near future.