Monday, August 4, 2014

More Delightful Trash!

I can't believe it, but I found another of those incredible solar trash cans in Roanoke.  They compact the trash, and send an email to Waste Management when full.  But the part I really love is the historic picture on the can.

This is my fifth.  I think the original document I read said that there were five of them with the pictures (and 15 total solar compacting trash cans in Roanoke).  You can read about the others I found here and here and here


It was surprising when I drove past this one.  I was working and in an off the beaten path, not-so-great neighborhood when I drove past it.  I made a point to go back later to get a picture. 
Even though I think there may only be five of these, I'm going to keep my eyes peeled just in case they add any more.  They are such a fun and useful addition to the street corners of Roanoke.

29 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

These are a great idea and I do love this one. Thanks for going back to take a photo.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

You might want to let the boys turn your trash cans at home into historic waste disposal devices. Pierce could probably rig up a robotic disposal system in them.

Steve Surratt said...

I love the history with this one. It must be near the boarded up Burrell hospital?

Lin said...

Are they all historical? That's a great idea---it's art, a history lesson AND a trash compactor. They decorate benches in a nearby community here and they are sort of cool to see. Also, cows in Chicago and birthday cakes in St. Louis. I like that these have an actual purpose though.

Jacquelineand.... said...

It's a wonderful idea; thank you for sharing them with us!

cobie en bas van Es said...

dat is haast een eeuw terug.

Montanagirl said...

I'm back (at least for today). These are great, Lisa!! I posted today which may be my one post of the week. I think I've mentioned that I get nothing else done when I try to blog and comment everyday. So time consuming. Thanks for hanging with me.

Sally said...

How about that? You have an excellent eye for seeing these. Love the picture, and the wording. :)

TexWisGirl said...

such a cool project!

Sharon Wagner said...

What a great way to highlight some forgotten but important local history.

mail4rosey said...

It's fun that you come across these. Even more fun that you post the pics. :)

Beth of "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love this series - what a smart idea. i wonder why more folks don't do it? you need to make the trash holders look more pretty. have a great week, Lisa. take care. ( :

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

That's a great one! I agree with Sunnybrook Farm's comment--your boys would have fun creating something like this. :-)

alissa apel said...

That's so cool!

We have dumpsters for recycling close to our house. I hate how people don't follow the signs, "Glass Only!" and such. It's so much work for the garbage men to sort all that.

Michaele said...

That is neat in so many ways!

A Quiet Corner said...

This one is awesome, Baby Girl. Do you know how many there are in total?...:)JP

Ginny said...

Are they scattered evenly across the city? Gosh, this is almost enough to make me come there just to snap them! And I love that this one has history info on it. I hope you are carrying hornet spry! They say that is much better for defending yourself than Mace or pepper spray...it shoots farther.

Ginny said...

Good grief! It looks like some time ago, I accidentally added you to our prayer list! I don't know how else you got in our church group. Have you been getting the prayer requests? I kept getting notices saying your e-mail was not working anymore. I have taken you off of it! But is your e-mail still viable? Major Domain says not.

Harry Flashman said...

That's an interesting way to get rid of garbage. Here, we put it in big trash bags and store it in cans. Then , when all the cans are full, I load up the truck and drive to the county dump about 20 miles away. There, we put the trash in the back of an 18 wheeler. Then they haul it to a commercial incinerator in a county about 80 miles away. For many years we just threw it in big holes in the ground at the dump and buried it, but now Georgia does not permit that because it contaminated the water table near the dump.

Maggid said...

This is such a great thing . . . perhaps other places will share this idea . .

Linda said...

That's neat! I like the idea of a trash can sending an email to say it's full!

Angie said...

Those are just awesome

Tanya Breese said...

these are so neat! i still haven't seen one but i'm on the lookout!

Veens said...

What a fabulous idea!Something we all need here too!

Laura Lee said...

What a neat idea to dress up a trash can! Your town must have a lot of history. If they did that here it'd be all about loggers and gold panning lol

troutbirder said...

A garbage can that sends emails. Where is technology truly taking us? :)

Slamdunk said...

You are good at finding these gems. I'd hate to compete against you in an Easter egg hunt.

Annette said...

These are great! What a neat idea! I don't think we have any trash cans like these by us...YET. I'll keep my eyes peeled.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

An absolutely grand idea!