Solar Compacting Trash Can in Media, Delaware County, PA
Compacting trash is a great way to save on space and lessens the amount of times a trash can has to be emptied. Street trash cans on busy streets can often be eyesores, with over flowing trash, if the trash pick up does not keep up with the input to a can.
Not too long ago I noticed in Media, Delaware County that a regular trash can was replaced with a solar compacting trash can made by BigBelly Solar. Wow!
I viewed the video provide on the BigBelly Solar website and was pleasantly surprised to see that the City of Philadelphia has invested in these solar compacting cans as well.
It uses the same amount of energy as a Christmas Tree light bulb and when the can is close to being totally full, it sends out a text message to control central and a pick up is scheduled.
Using the power of the sun along with the creative ideas of inventors is such a good thing!
(Written by Gloria)