40 1000-LITRE CONTAINERS IN A SINGLE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT
The Solarbox is a new municipal waste collection system that works by compaction.
It operates completely autonomously without the need for electrical power thanks to the installation of a battery system and solar panels on the top of the equipment.
Unlike other compaction systems, the Solarbox is intended for use by the general public, without overlooking its industrial facet.
It helps to reduce the cost of waste collection, as one Solarbox is equivalent to more than forty 1,000-litre containers, and its contents are collected in a single manoeuvre.
This container is also available in a plug-in version.
The features are identical to the solar version, except that the solar panels and batteries are substituted by a three-phase power supply at 380 V and a 4 kW motor (optionally, the equipment can be supplied for other voltages).
The electric connector is located at the base of the equipment, concealed and protected against vandalism.
The Solarbox can be adapted to every type of waste (garbage, packages or paper) by installing specific apertures on the disposal drum.
In addition, each container has signage showing the type of waste to be disposed of to make it easier for users to separate their waste.
It is also possible to install one disposal drum on each side of the equipment, adapting each drum to a different type of waste. Each side of the container will have the relevant signage to identify the waste.
The container is partitioned to ensure that waste is separated properly so they can be emptied independently.
The Solarbox has been designed to be placed anywhere in the city thanks to its carefully-designed appearance which blends in with other urban furniture, integrating perfectly in any environment.
Solarbox's body can be used as an advertising support by placing signage or customizable vinyl on both sides of the container.
Thanks to its great capacity and the fact that it does not need electrical power, the Solarbox is the best choice for specific events with a large number of visitors (such as concerts, sporting fixtures, parties, exhibitions, etc.) or for events that produce a large amount of waste (municipal markets, street markets, commercial areas, etc.)
Fully autonomous operation that does not need electrical power thanks to the installation of 6 solar panels on top of the equipment, which have a total surface of 10m2.
The solar panels are embedded into the equipment itself by means of special tracks to make them vandal-proof. The panels have 4 mm thick protective glass and comply with the IEC 61215 standard regarding resistance to impacts.
Regular operation of the equipment is guaranteed even in the absence of sunlight by a set of high-quality batteries, with a 10-year operation warranty.
Users do not come in contact with the equipment and just need to push a button.
The area that gets dirty from rubbish is made of stainless steel which is easy to clean and will not rust.
The Solarbox’s considerable capacity puts an end to the habit of leaving garbage bags outside containers when they are full or dirty.
It also prevents people or animals from accessing the waste.
Being a closed system, it minimizes any unpleasant odours given off by waste.
The system's high storage capacity (14 m3), with a 1-3 compaction rate (equivalent to a capacity of up to 42 m3 without compaction, i.e. forty 1,000-litre containers) allows collection frequency to be reduced and also provides a single collection point, thus achieving:
- Reduction of total waste collection costs.
- Noise reduction: fewer unloading operations imply fewer trips to each collection point.
- Reduction of the number of collection trucks on the streets, which implies fewer traffic problems caused by waste trucks.
- Fewer points to be maintained and cleaned.
Volume: 14 m3
Permissible waste volume: 42 m3
Drum capacity: 130 l
Maximum opening: 480mm