A “smart bin” which sends an email when it is full has been placed in Broughty Ferry.
Located on Brook Street, it’s one of a set of “smart bins” purchased by Dundee City Council in a bid to cut its litter collections down to size.
The bins cost about £3,500 each to produce, compared with a typical cost of £400 for a normal bin, but they come equipped with solar-powered compacting capabilities, which can crush the contents.
It means the smart bins can hold up to seven or eight times as much rubbish as the average waste container.
They are also internet connected and can alert council workers remotely when they are ready to be emptied.
However, the new addition to the town’s waste collection facilities has prompted a flurry of comments on the Our Broughty Ferry site with one wag suggesting: “Maybe it could also shout at people who drop litter,” while another asked: “What happens when the council’s inbox is full?”