Imagine a trash can.
Now imagine a better trash can.
Lets say it has solar cells.
And lets say,
Lets say it uses those solar cells to compact trash to save space.
And lets say that it also uses the solar cells to send a text message to the sanitation center when filled.
And lets say that this is already real. Already being used in four major cities (Chicago included).
This technology is great for numerous reasons.
First, it cuts waste by 80%.
Second, it cuts weekly collection by 70%.
Good for efficiency, the planet, and style points.
Bad for the trash.