500 Solar Powered Trash Compactors Landing In Philadelphia

Posted on Jun 3 2009 - 9:45am by Russ

BigBelly Solar Powered Trash Compactor

Philadelphia is installing 500 BigBelly solar powered trash compacting garbage cans… this move is expected to save the city around $12.9 million over the next 10 years.

The BigBelly trashcans only need to be emptied about 3 times per week instead of 19 times per week.  The city will only need 8 workers, instead of 33, to empty the newly compacted trash.  The best part… the trash cans contact the city when they need to be emptied.  I love gadgets!  See it in action after the break.

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