Waste Management Installs Solar-Powered Trash Compactors
Posted on 02/27/2019

You might notice a few new waste receptacles the next time you’re exploring Newcastle’s downtown area. Waste Management recently installed five solar-powered trash compactors alongside new recycling containers at all four transit stops on Newcastle Way and on Coal Creek Parkway along the Lake Boren Esplanade.

The trash compactor, powered by Big Belly Solar, helps keep public spaces clean and can reduce trash collections by up to 80 percent. By compressing its contents, the unit gains capacity, so it doesn’t have to be emptied as often. Fewer collections mean cost-savings for labor, fuel and maintenance and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

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