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BigBelly Solar Powered Trash Compactor


Posted by Andru Edwards - Categories: Misc. Tech


DescriptionAs a former resident of Staten Island (or Shaolin for those in the know), I can vouch for the fact that New York City has a lot of garbage. After all, what would you expect from a city that has as many people as New York does? In an effort to deal with at least part of the problem, BigBelly trash cans are now being tested in downtown Manhattan. What is unique about these receptacles is that they are solar powered, allowing them to sense when the garbage is getting full. At that point, an internal trash compacter squeezes the contents so that is takes up as little space as possible. Very cool. Now if only New Yorkers would actually put their trash into the sidewalk trash cans, rather than on the ground.

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