Underground Waste Collection

Underground Waste Collection is the collection of waste from residences and commercial premises via an underground pipe network.

Sunshine Coast Regional Council

The Sunshine Coast Regional Council is an innovator in this area.2 It is currently in the process of installing an automated Underground Waste Collection system in the Maroochydore City Centre. It plans to service a range of commercial buildings and apartments via a 6.5km network of underground vacuum pipes capable of transporting waste at a speed of up to 70km/h.

Each building in the new CBD will include at least three waste inlets – for organic, recyclable and general waste. Waste dropped into each inlet will be stored in a sealed compartment below ground until the vacuum pump is activated at the central waste facility, usually twice each day.

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