Manly Community Forum and others raised concerns about the overflowing public place bins a few months ago. To the Council’s credit they responded by changing the times and increased the number of collections to better suit the summer conditions. In addition, Council completed a trial of ‘smart’ bins in various locations in Manly but these trials were deemed unsuccessful in reducing the amount of rubbish in the bins, the problem if overflowing or the need to more frequently empty the bins. These so called ‘smart bins’ failed to report back to base adequate information, such as the contents or fullness of the bins. And the bins themselves were more difficult to service and empty. So, Council will continue with the current regime of an increased number of collections and requests that if you see an overflowing bin, report it using the QR codes now on the bins.