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High-tech trash cans come to the beach, downtown
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High-tech trash cans come to the beach, downtown

Clearwater Beach, Florida - The city this week has started the first public space recycling.

The Solid Waste Department is installing solar-powered trash compactors and recycling bins on the beach and downtown. More than a dozen sets have been deployed so far, and 34 sets will be in place when the program is copmpleted.

The two-station kiosks will give visitors to the beach and downtown the opportunity to save valuable resources and reduce waste. Recyclables accepted are plastics #1-7, glass, mixed paper, newspaper, aluminum and steel cans.

The city says the kiosks get 100 percent of their energy from the sun and should help keep Clearwater streets and sidewalks clean.

The litter containers compact trash when necessary.

The new system allows for remote monitoring and data reporting to help reduce labor and fuel costs by decreasing the number of collections required.

On the north beach, the kiosks are located at the Mandalay parking lot and at just about every block of Mandalay Avenue from Baymont to the Roundabout.


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