Friday, March 09, 2007

Supersized Garbage Cans

The super-sizing of America continues! DSNY is rolling out new giant garbage cans for 5th Avenue in Park Slope. Here's a shot of a Department of Sanitation worker unloading the newer more enclosed style cans. Note the older open-style trash bin still on the curb ready to be carted off to some garbage can old folks home.
These cans are great because they are enclosed so things can't get out (or in) as easily as the old ones but they are just massive. Look how tall it is compared to the man unloading it- it's almost chest-high!! These new supersized trashcans just dominate the curbside. Well-intentioned but too large.