A new-type smart garbage sorting facility in the Guanzhou community in Guangzhou's Haizhu district. [Photo/WeChat account: gzhzfb]
The new-type smart garbage sorting facilities in the Guanzhou community in Guangzhou's Haizhu district have now been put into operation, local media outlets reported on Sept 9.
"The dam-board of the waste container will open automatically when you approach it, which is more convenient and cleaner for use,” said a local surnamed Huang.
Decorated in green and white, the waste containers have different categories of waste and are available in each facility. The facilities adopt an enclosed design and are equipped with an induction system, automatic sprayers and an exhaust system.
They spray perfume regularly to remove odors and activate ultraviolet radiators to kill mosquitoes, flies and bacteria, effectively cutting down waste management issues.
Some of the facilities in residential areas with a large population will have two waste containers for kitchen garbage and four for other forms of waste to meet up with the residents' needs.
LED screens have also been installed in some of the facilities to cycle play promotion videos of garbage sorting.
"The new facility is much better and cleaner than the previous one and it has much brighter light, making it clear for us to dispose garbage in the evenings," said a local surnamed Xu.
In addition, equipment for people to clean their hands such as sinks, hand sanitizers and mirrors are available in the facility.