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Overflowing Solar-powered Bins Trash Chicago Sidewalks

August 27, 2019

Via: Waste360

On various sidewalks throughout downtown Chicago, the city has installed solar-powered, self-compacting garbage bins to keep the city clean. However, many of those bins are broken, rusting and overflowing.

Back in 2011, the city purchased 400 BigBelly solar-powered trash bins for $2.5 million, according to a CBS Chicago report. But the solar batteries often had trouble powering the compactors, which led to leaks and overflowing trash, the report notes.

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