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Boston goes solar with... garbage collection?

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Boston's latest idea for reducing in-city litter is solar-powered self-compacting trash containers. Basically, you throw in your garbage, it crushes the contents down periodically, and therefore smells less and needs emptied less often - as infrequently as once or twice a day instead of a dozen to fifteen times. They also don't spill, unlike the traditional wire basket variety, and hold five times as much trash: 150 gallons versus the typical 30 gallon. [GT]

Boston installs solar compacting public trash-cans [via Boing Boing]

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July 29, 2006 in Recycling | Permalink

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