By: Lanetra Bennett | WCTV Eyewitness News
August 30, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- FAMU has installed new smart recycling and trash bins on campus.
Solar panels are on top of the bins, which allow them to compress items inside. A sensor sends an alert when the bins are full.
Administrators say the bins help with operations and help keep campus beautiful.
Sameer Kapileshwari, Associate Vice President of Facilities, Planning, Construction and Safety, said, "It helps us with our sustainability and our FAMU Rising strategic plan. Being a green university, involving technology to make our operations much more efficient. It feels wonderful."
There are eleven sets of the new smart bins. They're placed in high-traffic areas such as "The Set" and the student services building.