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October 1, 2006

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One Man's Trash

Thieves in oakland, calif., took recycling to a whole new level when they absconded with 60 decorative trash cans installed throughout the city as part of a beautification campaign. City officials suspect the cans were sold for scrap metal. The thefts are especially impressive given the fact that the cans were bolted to the sidewalk.

Oakland City Councilwoman Jean Quan, who oversaw the project, is offering $500 of her own money as a reward for information in the case. The green metal cans, which cost $800 apiece, featured attractive mission styling and a separate recycling receptacle on top. As a result of the thefts, deployment plans for a subsequent series of solid gold recycling bins have been put on indefinite hold.

Source: www.insidebayarea.com

About the Author(s)

Steven Averett

Content Director, Waste Group, Waste360

Steven Averett joined the Waste Age staff in February 2006. Since then he has helped the magazine expand its coverage and garner a range of awards from FOLIO, the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) and the Magazine Association of the Southeast (MAGS). He recently won a Gold Award from ASBPE for humor writing.

Before joining Waste Age, Steven spent three years as the staff writer for Industrial Engineer magazine, where he won a gold GAMMA Award from MAGS for Best Feature. He has written and edited material covering a wide range of topics, including video games, film, manufacturing, and aeronautics.

Steven is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned a BA in English.

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