The goals we wanted to achieve by utilizing Ecube’s products and software include lowering collection frequency, saving on operational costs, and minimizing pests, odor, and litter. We are overall satisfied with how our goals were met and have seen a decrease in collection frequency. The receptacles are well received by our housekeeping staff and guests.
CleanCUBE is a solar-powered trash compactor which can hold up to 8 times more waste compared to non-compacting bins, reducing collection frequency by up to 80%. It is compatible with standard 120L and 240L wheelie bins for easy and safe trash removal, and it also communicates information it collects in real time through wireless transmission to CleanCityNetworks, our cloud-based monitoring and data analytics platform. CleanCUBE can be equipped with various optional features such as LED backlight, LCD panel, graphic wraps, and WiFi router.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The CleanCUBE provides many benefits:
- waste compaction enables bins to hold up to 5x more trash
- waste volume and collection history data
- elimination of arbitrary waste collections
- ability to identify high waste generation areas for optimal bin placement
- savings in waste management expenses
- clean and hygienic public spaces with less waste overflow, pests, and odor
- electricity savings by utilizing solar energy
- reduction in hauler truck collections resulting in less fuel emissions, traffic congestion, and noise
- ad generated revenue
A telecommunication module (WCDMA/GSM) is used to send and receive signals from the CleanCUBE. All data is collected and organized so end users can optimize operations. A global telecommunication partnership enables our units to have access around the world.
CleanCUBEs are great for locations with high-foot traffic where trash overflow is common, such as a city’s business districts, college campuses, shopping centers, tourist attractions, sports stadiums, etc.
In addition to the solar-powered model, we also provide a hybrid model that uses both solar and AC power. Once the CleanCUBE is plugged in, there are no limitations to its power usage. Installation sites include airports, shopping malls, transit stations, etc
On average, 2-3 days of 4 hours of sunlight can fully charge the unit.
Fully charged, the CleanCUBE can function up to 4 weeks on battery. Results may vary according to compaction frequency and telecommunication signal strength, and the use of optional features (backlit display, wifi router, etc.).
The CleanCUBE comes in 3 different sizes:
- 100L (w x l x h): 50 x 61 x 116cm (19.7 x 24 x 45.7″)), 140 kg (309 lbs)
- 120L: 61 x 78 x 145cm (24 x 30.7 x 57″), 198 kg (437 lbs; MGB/wheelie bin compatible)
- 240L: 72 x 86 x 157cm (28.3 x 33.8 x 61.8″), 208 kg (459 lbs; MGB /wheelie bin compatible)
In general, the CleanCUBE’s lifespan ranges from 7-8 years and the battery typically lasts 3-4 years. Results may vary depending on usage, environmental conditions, and maintenance.
At installation, the CleanCUBE is typically bolted to the ground in public spaces. It also comes installed with GPS so that users can monitor its location. For parts susceptible to vandalism, corrosion or breakdown, we use anti-theft screws and temper proof materials such as stainless steel and polycarbonate covers.
We recommend that the battery be replaced every 3-4 years and that the solar panel’s polycarbonate cover be wiped clean whenever it looks dirty. The solar panel should be replaced every 15 years. Lubricating the gears and shafts may be necessary on an annual basis.
CleanCUBE is compatible with standard 120L & 240L MGB/wheelie bins and can generally hold as much as 720-960 Litres (190 – 250 Gallons). The weight of the compacted trash can be quite heavy and varies between 20-25 kgs (44–55 lbs). It is for this reason that our proprietary design accommodates standard wheelie bins for safe and convenient removal of trash. The compaction power can also be adjusted if the weight of compacted trash becomes too heavy for workers.
When our clients first purchase our products, we provide extensive training and detailed manuals for maintenance and operation. During the warranty period, we provide free-of-charge technical support. But even after the warranty period, we try to provide the same level of support based on our customer service focused philosophy.