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High tech trash, recycling bins revealed

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The city of Louisville has taken a step to be a little more green.

Thursday, Mayor Greg Fischer unveiled new solar powered trash and recycling compactors.

The high tech waste bins hold five times the amount of traditional trash cans, which means fewer collection trips, adding up to both savings in fuel and greenhouse gas emissions.

Fischer said, "Obviously these are solar powered using natural energy from the sun that comes down free every day so that means they produce zero emissions, they compact the waste as well and they allow through that compacting to hold five times the amount of material that traditional trash cans would do as well."

Twelve compactors will be placed in pairs around downtown, one for trash and one for recycling.

A computer panel will let collectors know when the bins need to be emptied.

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