An excel-based model was developed to evaluate economic and environmental
benefits of the solar-powered compaction garbage bins in public areas in Australia. Input
data were collected from Brisbane and Wollongong City councils, and Sydney Olympic
Park. The results demonstrate that solar-powered compaction garbage bins would provide
environmental benefits in all scenarios. However, results of the economic analysis of the
three studied areas varied significantly. The unique situation of Sydney Olympic Park
made implementation in that facility particularly appealing. A lower monthly rental cost is
needed for the implementation of this novel waste management practice.