Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Solar-Powered Big Belly Garbage Cans on Fifth

Yesterday, the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID installed a number of Big Belly Solar Garbage cans at key locations along the avenue: Bergen, Union, 4th (in front of the park), 2 at 9th and 1 at 13th Street. The cans are larger than regular trash receptacles and feature a solar-powered compactor that reduces the need to empty them!

Additional bins will be added in the coming year after, if they prove to be effective. Check out this video showing how they are used in Philadelphia.

Photo: BID Exective Director Irene Lo Re throws the first piece of trash in the bin in front of Washington Park (5th Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets).

Photo Credit: Kristen V. Brown/ Park Slope Patch

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