They can hold up to seven times more rubbish than a standard street bin.
Solar powered compactor bins could be coming to busy streets in Westmeath soon.
Fine Gael's John Dolan is urging Westmeath County Council to consider installing the bins to help address the ongoing litter problem.
The bins can hold up to seven times more rubbish than a standard street bin.
Councillor Dolan thinks urban areas in particular can benefit from them: