City Context : Solar Powered Street Light with Trash Bin

City Context is a combination of a solar-powered street light and a trash bin. The main goal of this design is to bring a bright and clean environment in big city. It’s not easy to maintain a clean environment especially in a big city, thus, making public waste containers are very essential infrastructures. This design embeds a trash bin within the street light to help pedestrians easily find the bin by the light. It encourages people not to litter since they can easily find the trash bin for every 10 meters along the road. Each bin is marked with different colors and icons to label the waste type.

Designers : Li-Te Lo, Song-Jung Chen, Tai-Yen Lee, Cheng-Yu Tsai, and Zong-Huei Hsu

City Context Street Light and Trash Bin Design

City Context Street Light and Trash Bin Design


The garbage collectors easily manage the bin by using magnetic cards; this mechanism also helps reducing any accidental knocked over by pedestrians or animals.

City Context Street Light and Trash Bin Design

City Context Street Light and Trash Bin Design

City Context Street Light and Trash Bin Design


One thought on “City Context : Solar Powered Street Light with Trash Bin

  1. I don't believe that the magnetic card thing is really neccessary, but it's an awesome idea. Too bad most of these I see in this website won't make it into real life. Solar power is the future! Why don't we use it more, MORE?

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