Solar-Powered Trash Cans Coming To Queens

Stephen Ursery, Editor, Waste Age Magazine

April 26, 2005

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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.

About the Author(s)

Stephen Ursery

Editor, Waste Age Magazine, Waste360

Stephen Ursery is the editor of Waste Age magazine. During his time as editor, Waste Age has won more than 20 national and regional awards. He has worked for Penton Media since August 1999. Before joining Waste Age as the magazine's managing editor, he was an associate editor for American City & County and for National Real Estate Investor.

Prior to joining Penton, Stephen worked as a reporter for The Marietta Daily Journal and The Fulton County Daily Report, both of which are located in metro Atlanta.

Stephen earned a BA in History from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.

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