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West Hollywood installs solar-powered compacting waste/recycling bins

WEST HOLLYWOOD – The city is installing 18 Bigbelly solar-powered compacting containers, located along Santa Monica Boulevard, in heavily-pedestrianized spots. The receptacles will be fully operational on March 5, according to the city website.

Each Bigbelly bin uses built-in solar panels to power the motorized compactors, which aids in reducing waste volumes and helps to keep cleaner streets; each bin has a capacity of 150 gallons, five times the capacity of traditional bins.

The city recycles approximately 85-percent of the materials collected in the traditional bins: the Bigbelly bins will guarantee a continued high recycling rate.

For additional information, contact the City’s Department of
Public Works at 323-848-6375.

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