Solar Powered Trash Compactors
Tennessee testing solar-powered trash cans
December 05, 2008 08:44 EST
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The latest in garbage technology has come to Tennessee.
Lipscomb University in Nashville and the city of Chattanooga are testing solar-powered trash cans called BigBelly Cordless Compactors.
The sleek, green compactors that resemble a book drop box smash 180 gallons of garbage into a regular 32-gallon bag. WTVF reports it cuts down the manpower used to collect trash and empty cans, freeing workers to man other jobs and saving money.
The unit costs $3,000