Recently I discovered one on the corner of Elm Avenue in Southeast, just before you head into downtown. I confess that my children thought I was very strange indeed, when I pulled over the car to take a picture of the trash can for my readers.
In addition to having solar compactors in them, these trash cans will send an email to waste management when they are full. But I love them most for the historic pictures of Roanoke on their sides. This one depicts the Norfolk Southern railroad crew. On the backside (which I couldn't photograph, since I didn't want to stand in the middle of 5:00 traffic) it tells you a couple of nearby attractions that are in walking distance, and how long it will take to get there.
Readers, have you pulled off the road to take any pictures lately?