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How are the Solar Powered Garbage Bins Working out in Downtown Walnut Creek?

Earlier this year downtown Walnut Creek got solar power garbage bins which compact the trash every hour or so. I like how they come with a foot pedal to open but as you can see in the above photo there are potential problems. When I dropped by a few days later the front was completely removed. The other cans looked fine so I hope this isn’t a harbinger of things to come. How do you like the new bins?

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  • Haven’t seen any more or less problems than other garbage cans, and there does seem to be less litter around, so maybe the “frees up staff to clean instead of change cans” part is true. People will find a way to mess anything up, so, whatever with the picture.

  • anon

    I think they’re bad – one piece of “recyclable” that has food will contaminate the whole batch and then it’s all compacted. They just give a false sense of doing “good”. No thanks!