Monday, July 7, 2014

Another Trashy Find

If you've been following along for a while, you know I've grown to love these trash cans in Roanoke that have historic pictures on them.  Tucked away in various neighborhoods, they are solar compactors that send an email when full. 

I lucked into another one a couple of weeks ago, on the corner of 5th Street and Mountain Ave, just beyond the entrance to Highland Park.  I love the black and white shot of kids going down a huge old slide.  You don't see slides like this anymore - too dangerous I suppose.

If you're interested in the three other trash cans I've found, you can see pictures here and here.  I believe there is just one more for me to find.  I could look up the location and track it down - but it's much more fun to be surprised in my wanderings through town. 

36 comments:

Steve Surratt said...

Roanoke City takes it trash seriously. I love those trash "devices" in my neighborhood. I just wish mine was smart enough to tell me what days are bulk/leaves/paper/plastic?? So confusing.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the pictures too. Finding these special cans must be so much fun.

Buttons said...

Now that is a very cool trash can and I wish they would bring those big slides back I LOVED them and still have a go at it if they did. Great find Lisa. Hug B

Roan said...

What a great idea and they are interesting. Really liked the Howbart Farm with the blue sky.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

And so, when do you have time to 'wander?' You busy mom, you!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Sharon Wagner said...

It looks like a garbage vending machine!

Blackberry Lane said...

How neat. I love these.

Lynn said...

I like that black and white photo as well, those solar cans are amazing.

Out on the prairie said...

Fun cans, the Des Moines Register had an article on Sunday about fun in your area

TexWisGirl said...

that's really cute!

Endah Murniyati said...

Such an art work, interesting!

Sunnybrook Farm said...

There is one of those just up the street from Black Dog but I don't remember what it looked like, it may be on that you have a photo of. I didn't know what it was, thought it was some kind of newspaper box or something.

Tanya Breese said...

oh my gosh, these are so cool! now i want to run into these but i'm not going to cheat and hunt them out, like you i think it is more fun to find them accidentally!

Sally Crowe said...

I've never seen anything like that here. That's pretty cool, Lisa.

Have a wonderful day. :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

It's the little things, isn't it, that make life charming. Like designer dumpsters.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I like those cans. Roanoke is so forward-thinking. We had a similar slide--not so wide--at my elementary school.

alissa apel said...

That's fun that they make trash cans well less trashy.

They did that here with empty grain silos. A graphic designer had design contests, then got a grant to print banners to put on them. 5 years later they needed to be cleaned. It costs tons of money to do that. Also the designer moved. They opted to take them down. It's kind of sad! :( I'm going to miss the pop of color.

cobie en bas van Es said...

Dat is wel heel keurig gedaan.

Ginny said...

I love it!! This is so funny, Lisa. Because this week, for some reason I have been thinking about those trash cans! They just pooped into my head. Hmmm,maybe I can now predict your future posts! Just call me the Mennonite Karnac!

A Quiet Corner said...

Another one under your belt and off the list! I do think it is a great idea...:)JP

Busy Bee Suz said...

I've seen a few that you've shared; I had no idea that they send an email when full. GENIUS!!!! Love this.

Sandra Morris said...

I think it is a great idea!!

Harry Flashman said...

Our trash cans along the road side are not so artistic. They could knock a buzzard off the death cart at twenty paces in a hot summer month.

Gail Dixon said...

I have never seen anything like this. Very cool finds. I remember those slides from back in the day. (but not from 1928)

troutbirder said...

I'd never heard of the like. I must have been living in the sticks too long...;)

Montanagirl said...

That's pretty cool!

Linda said...

Such a clever idea!

Lady Lilith said...

That is such a fun idea to decorate the trash cans.

Michaele said...

That's right - now that you mention it - those slides aren't around. They were really dangerous and really, really fun.

Karen Ann said...

Very clever idea!

Slamdunk said...

Interesting finds--I had to go back and look at your other two. I can't remember seeing anything like that so it would have grabbed my attention as well.

Elizabeth said...

You where in my neighborhood. Did you stop by Highland park? Wish we could have seen each other. Hope you and your family are doing well.

Elizabeth

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thats very cool!
love
tweedles

mail4rosey said...

Oh I remember those slides too, but not with the curves in 'em. We used to hang off the sides on the top and jump. So not brilliant. ;)

Michael Manning said...

You live in an interesting city, Lisa! Someone has put some imagination into these structures and yeah, I'll have a click-on look at the others too!

Michael Manning said...

Just had a look. The Cabin on Howbart Farm image is very cool...