A solar powered compacting trash can is shown in this photo Oct. 4, 2008. (Photo by Mack Male via Flikr)

Did Sanitation Trash A Cost-Saving Garbage Solution?

The Downtown Alliance installed five solar-powered trash compactors on congested street corners in lower Manhattan last week, making it the latest business improvement district in the city to embrace a trash solution the city Department of Sanitation has rejected. The Alliance anticipates the compactors will rein in the trash now piled in bags along routes […]