Trash cans going solar
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - April 22, 2010 -- The sunny side of the street will be a little cleaner -- thanks to solar trash cans.
Crews in Bloomington, Indiana, have installed 10 solar-powered trash compactors.
They're in the downtown area, where people walking past can toss their cups, candy wrappers and other trash.
The city sanitation department will check the cans via a computer link to know when it's time to empty them.
Each of the solar trash cans cost four-grand.
Federal stimulus money was used to pick up the tab.
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