I'm super excited that the city gave me (us all) a new trash can. We could choose S, M or L. I'm sure for some people, an L isn't even big enough (some people throw away sooooo much stuff). I don't throw much away, and plus it's just me, Sophie the cat, and several robot vacuums here. I'd probably have been fine with an S. The M is pretty big!
This is the next step on our billion-year journey toward recycling (began only because our landfill is not only finally full but also leeching into the ground... because it was originally lined with clay and never meant to last more than 50 years, and this was probably 75+ years ago... good planning, guys).
So now our can is just part of the trash service we pay for. I think having to use a can will get people to throw less away.
The cans are designed so that one person driving a truck can do all the work, without getting out of the truck. I wonder what will happen to the other people. It used to be someone driving the truck and 2-3 more people hanging off the back/sides. Maybe they work elsewhere for the city now. Or maybe they are on unemployment.
The can is made in the USA. I don't know how/why that happened, but I was happy to see it. It's a nice can, too. BUT IS IT BEAR-PROOF?
I am perplexed where it warns users not to put it near roads/driveways. It has to be near a road/driveway in order to be used. In fact, it has to be as near the road as possible so the garbage truck's arm or whatever can pick it up. They're not going to drive into your garage and get it for you.