Myrtle Beach boardwalk testing solar-powered trash compactors

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Three BigBelly solar-powered trash compactors have been installed along the new boardwalk as a pilot program with Waste Management.

The trash compactors are being tested against the ocean elements along the boardwalk. The automatically compacting containers can hold up to four times more than standard garbage cans. They receptacles also feature a non-compacting recyclable side for plastic bottles and aluminum cans. 

Watch the video below for the far reaching impacts of using this technology.

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