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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Philly Debuts “Big Belly” Trash Compactors

The City of Brotherly Love has cleaned up its act of late with the expansion of their recycling single stream initiative in March and most recently with the HUGE rollout of 500 high-tech trash compactors (Big Belly Solar).

Streets Commissioner Clarena Tolson said the compactors, the last of which was installed this month, usually need to be emptied five times a week—as opposed to 19 times for a regular can. The change frees up 25 streets department employees, who are now filling vacancies on trucks that collect household recycling.

“We now can go all day,” Tolson said of the 32-gallon compactors, which can hold 150 to 200 gallons of trash.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 6:27 am  

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