New wheelie bins invented that take themselves out on rubbish day

Must See 03/10/2019

Rubbish and recyclying day can be a burden. It's easy to forget the mundane task of putting the bins out the night before and even remembering what bin needs to go out that week.

But new technology invented overseas sees forgetting to take the bins out to be a thing of the past.

The company, named Smartcan, promises to save homeowners the pain of dragging the rubbish out to the curb by having their bin do it for them.

Speaking of the development, Andrew Murray, SmartCan creator and Rezzi CEO, said: "We want to help people eliminate unnecessary chores from their daily lives."

"We see an opportunity to... really help alleviate the burden of the mundane physical tasks that everyone faces.

The way the SmartCan works is easy - users simply place a metallic base with AI-powered wheels underneath their bin.

Homeowners then set the day they want their rubbish taken out on a downloadable app, also called SmartCan, and input the distance between the two docking stations, one near the home and the other by the road.

After the bin is emptied, it automatically knows to return to the docking station at the user's home.

While we aren't sure if these bins will ever be avaiable to use in New Zealand, it is certainly great to know that the technology exists! 

It could definitely benefit those who are elderly or lessable, that's for sure!