Solar-Powered Trash Cans Coming To Queens

New York — Fifty solar-powered trash receptacles will soon be placed in the Queens borough of New York City, according to a report in the New York Daily News. Known as “Big Bellys,” the containers compact trash and therefore can hold approximately 300 gallons of trash, the paper says. The receptacles will replace traditional 40-gallon trash cans placed on street corners in the borough. The goal of the project is to reduce the number of pickups that the city’s sanitation workers have to make and thereby reduce fuel consumption, the paper says.