After months of eager anticipation, we finally got out new trash can yesterday.
It has finally arrived. Part of the city’s new big fat garbage contracts are these new big fat garbage cans, designed for semi-automated pickup. Some have hailed the contracts as a big win for a couple minority-owned businesses. Others have decried the new contracts as bloated, costing quite a bit more than the city’s previous contract and not even offering recycling. But by far the most controversy has been how these giant-size cans will fit in the oldest neighborhoods here, where the houses are crammed close together and there just isn’t room for a bin like this.
We have plenty of room. As long as the trash continues to get picked up regularly I’ll be happy. I’m just looking forward to seeing this new guy in action.
I think it’s funny that our new trash can has “intelligence.” It came with a FAQ too.
How big is our new trash can? It’s 96 gallons. That’s plenty big enough to put our old 32 gallon can (which is full of holes anyway) inside.
Note the streaks on the inside of the new can. I thought it was just a decorative touch, but Fred says it’s overstressed plastic.
Update: How big are they? Big enough to fit two sixteen-year-olds with plenty of room to spare…