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Big Bellies in Discover Polk!

10 Jun Big Bellies in Discover Polk!

Big Belly on Polk

Here’s the first of five Big Bellies installed in our district

Five Big Bellies have been installed in the Discover Polk District. These are brightly colored rubbish bins that have a foot pedal to open the hopper, where trash is deposited and cannot be retrieved. A solar-powered compactor responds to volume and compacts trash so that one bin can contain the equivalent of between 8 and 13 regular city rubbish bins. A transponder inside the bins sends a signal to Recology when the bins are full or if the compactor malfunctions. Hopefully the new bins will help our Clean Team keep our sidewalks clean and safe. Let us know what you think!

1Comment
  • Anné Jude Anderson
    Posted at 09:47h, 26 June Reply

    As a 12-year resident of the Polk Street ares, I just have to say how much I love seeing the big belly trash cans in our neighborhood. I think they make a huge difference in reducing the litter on the street–plus they’re pretty cute! Thanks for advocating for them alongside Peskin.

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