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New Recycling/Garbage Cans from the Golden Triangle BID

by Prince Of Petworth February 20, 2013 at 10:02 pm 6 Comments

These are great. From a press release:

The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) is making recycling easier for neighborhood workers and visitors with the installation of 58 dual-flow trash/recycling bins in the central business district. The BID currently maintains 280 trashcans within its 43 block area and plans to convert all cans to dual-flow bins in the next couple of years.

Last year, the BID launched a pilot program to co-locate 10 recycling cans with existing trashcans throughout the neighborhood for the purpose of collecting recycling data. The information gathered helped determine the need to provide a recycling option and the public’s response showed a desire to be environmentally-conscious. The dual-flow cans divide the bin to provide a recycling or trash option, but don’t add clutter to the street. The District’s single-stream recycling guidelines mean paper, aluminum, glass and plastic are comingled and collected in a single bin.

  • Unfortunately, ignorant people are just going to mix them anyway. Single stream is the only way to go for this kind of thing.

  • Janie4

    On the one hand, I appreciate that this will mean fewer home trash bags in the garbage (good) Two things are going to make this difficult –

    1. getting a box like the box they sometimes give you for a jumbo slice in the trash side will be more difficult.

    2. Some dog walker is going to absent-mindedly put the tied up waste bag in the recycling side.

  • I concur with thomsenite. Starbucks uses this model and it does not seem to work. Also, I never considered the side-by-side bins used now “clutter.” I think the side by side model is more effective for removing recyclables (clutter) from the streets. Well, let’s see how it goes. As I walk about the city, especially on recyle pick-up days, I enjoy picking up botles and cans and tossing them qui a la into the blue barrels on the streets, figuring neighbors don’t mind if I tidy up their avenues.

  • Anonymous

    this won’t work, but it will help liberals feel better about themselves while doing nothing meaningful for the environment, so I guess there’s that.

  • Anonymous

    Thank goodness for the small openings on top. In the North Capitol Main Street area, the litter cans are used every day by residents to deposit a hefty mix of household garbage, food waste, glass, paper, and aluminum.

    The sidewalk litter cans immediately fill up with 20- and 50-gallon bags, so naturally no one can use them for, uh . . . sidewalk litter.

    • Anonymous

      i’m sure smaller openings would stop people from discarding their household trash on north capital street :eyeroll:


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