Happily spotted these fancy trash and recycling bins on Fourth and Liberty streets in early May, and as far as I am aware, are the city’s first official sidewalk recycling option. Besides recycling, the trash can features a solar-powered trash compactor. The same bins are frequently seen in Manhattan’s busy parks as they won’t overflow like a conventional trash can or require emptying as often. Anyone have more details about these bins or know why they suddenly showed up?
[ UPDATE! 9:45 a.m.] Louisville Downtown Management District informed us via Facebook that these bins are a Waste Management pilot program and the LDMD is currently exploring funding options to bring them to other parts of downtown. ]