Day 128


May 6th, 2012

This solar-powered trash compactor can hold about five times more garbage than a standard waste bin, reducing the number of times a garbage truck has come collect its contents. Since it's fully enclosed, it prevents trash from toppling or blowing out, and keeps rats and pigeons from getting inside. (Although, on the other hand, I imagine there are some people too lazy to bother pulling open the door who will just throw their garbage on the street instead.) Some of these devices can wirelessly transmit information about their status to the waste collection agency or company that services them, but I have not heard of this feature being used in NYC.

One Comment

  1. Rob says:

    Awesome! Hope it works as intended…

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