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Waste Management’s  Bagster® Dumpster in a Bag® will help Dad with the cleanup and removal of the debris and materials from his at-home projects.

Waste Management’s Bagster® helps Dad clean up on Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, if you’re scrambling to find a more practical gift for Dad, try giving him a home improvement tool that will make his … Read more ›

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Waste Management’s  Bagster® Dumpster in a Bag® will help Dad with the cleanup and removal of the debris and materials from his at-home projects.

Waste Management’s Bagster® helps Dad clean up on Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, if you’re scrambling to find a more practical gift for Dad, try giving him a home improvement tool that will make his … Read more ›

Home and garden
Waste Management’s  Bagster® Dumpster in a Bag® will help Dad with the cleanup and removal of the debris and materials from his at-home projects.

Waste Management’s Bagster® helps Dad clean up on Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, if you’re scrambling to find a more practical gift for Dad, try giving him a home improvement tool that will make his … Read more ›

Home and garden
Waste Management’s  Bagster® Dumpster in a Bag® will help Dad with the cleanup and removal of the debris and materials from his at-home projects.

Waste Management’s Bagster® helps Dad clean up on Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, if you’re scrambling to find a more practical gift for Dad, try giving him a home improvement tool that will make his … Read more ›

Home and garden
Waste Management’s  Bagster® Dumpster in a Bag® will help Dad with the cleanup and removal of the debris and materials from his at-home projects.

Waste Management’s Bagster® helps Dad clean up on Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, if you’re scrambling to find a more practical gift for Dad, try giving him a home improvement tool that will make his … Read more ›

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  1. Garbage goes solar as Elgin gets new green bin: Elgin, IL The City of Elgin took its commitment to environmental sustainability a step further this week as it joined Waste Management in unveiling a new solar-powered trash compactor at the Centre of Elgin.

    The new green bin, which compacts garbage using power generated from built-in solar panels, can hold five times as much garbage as a traditional bin, reducing the costs and vehicle trips associated with frequent trash collection. The high-tech waste bin, donated to Elgin by Waste Management, is designed for use in high-traffic public areas.

    Elgin is working toward becoming a more sustainable community and this type of compactor underscores our movement, said Elgin Mayor Ed Schock. But this also demonstrates how companies like Waste Management are becoming more innovative and providing the necessary equipment to help communities be more eco-friendly.

    The WM Solar Powered Trash Compactors is self-powered, using built-in solar panels to compact trash. About the same size as a standard 35-gallon trash barrel, the compactor provides five times the capacity of a traditional trash receptacle.

    When the unit reaches capacity, sensors trigger an internal compactor that flattens the contents, compressing 180 gallons of waste into easy-to-collect bags. A wireless system then signals that the unit is ready to be picked up. This cuts the need for trash pickup by up to 80 percent, which can reduce collection costs, fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions. The compactor can be accompanied by a companion receptacle for collecting plastic bottles, newspapers, glass and other recyclables.

    We know ordinary trash bins can overflow, particularly at public locations that attract large numbers of people, said Steve Batchelor, Vice President of the Companys Illinois and Indiana market area. The new Waste Management Solar Powered Trash Compactors can help the City of Elgin reduce litter while also lowering waste collection frequency and its associated expenses. We hope this demonstration unit shows the public how simply and effectively such units can improve our public spaces.

    Posted to See your stories in print each Thursday - Clarendon Hills

  2. Garbage goes solar as Elgin gets new green bin: Elgin, IL The City of Elgin took its commitment to environmental sustainability a step further this week as it joined Waste Management in unveiling a new solar-powered trash compactor at the Centre of Elgin.

    The new green bin, which compacts garbage using power generated from built-in solar panels, can hold five times as much garbage as a traditional bin, reducing the costs and vehicle trips associated with frequent trash collection. The high-tech waste bin, donated to Elgin by Waste Management, is designed for use in high-traffic public areas.

    Elgin is working toward becoming a more sustainable community and this type of compactor underscores our movement, said Elgin Mayor Ed Schock. But this also demonstrates how companies like Waste Management are becoming more innovative and providing the necessary equipment to help communities be more eco-friendly.

    The WM Solar Powered Trash Compactors is self-powered, using built-in solar panels to compact trash. About the same size as a standard 35-gallon trash barrel, the compactor provides five times the capacity of a traditional trash receptacle.

    When the unit reaches capacity, sensors trigger an internal compactor that flattens the contents, compressing 180 gallons of waste into easy-to-collect bags. A wireless system then signals that the unit is ready to be picked up. This cuts the need for trash pickup by up to 80 percent, which can reduce collection costs, fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions. The compactor can be accompanied by a companion receptacle for collecting plastic bottles, newspapers, glass and other recyclables.

    We know ordinary trash bins can overflow, particularly at public locations that attract large numbers of people, said Steve Batchelor, Vice President of the Companys Illinois and Indiana market area. The new Waste Management Solar Powered Trash Compactors can help the City of Elgin reduce litter while also lowering waste collection frequency and its associated expenses. We hope this demonstration unit shows the public how simply and effectively such units can improve our public spaces.

    Posted to See your stories in print each Thursday - Hinsdale

  3. Garbage goes solar as Elgin gets new green bin: Elgin, IL The City of Elgin took its commitment to environmental sustainability a step further this week as it joined Waste Management in unveiling a new solar-powered trash compactor at the Centre of Elgin.

    The new green bin, which compacts garbage using power generated from built-in solar panels, can hold five times as much garbage as a traditional bin, reducing the costs and vehicle trips associated with frequent trash collection. The high-tech waste bin, donated to Elgin by Waste Management, is designed for use in high-traffic public areas.

    Elgin is working toward becoming a more sustainable community and this type of compactor underscores our movement, said Elgin Mayor Ed Schock. But this also demonstrates how companies like Waste Management are becoming more innovative and providing the necessary equipment to help communities be more eco-friendly.

    The WM Solar Powered Trash Compactors is self-powered, using built-in solar panels to compact trash. About the same size as a standard 35-gallon trash barrel, the compactor provides five times the capacity of a traditional trash receptacle.

    When the unit reaches capacity, sensors trigger an internal compactor that flattens the contents, compressing 180 gallons of waste into easy-to-collect bags. A wireless system then signals that the unit is ready to be picked up. This cuts the need for trash pickup by up to 80 percent, which can reduce collection costs, fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions. The compactor can be accompanied by a companion receptacle for collecting plastic bottles, newspapers, glass and other recyclables.

    We know ordinary trash bins can overflow, particularly at public locations that attract large numbers of people, said Steve Batchelor, Vice President of the Companys Illinois and Indiana market area. The new Waste Management Solar Powered Trash Compactors can help the City of Elgin reduce litter while also lowering waste collection frequency and its associated expenses. We hope this demonstration unit shows the public how simply and effectively such units can improve our public spaces.

    Posted to See your stories in print each Thursday - La Grange & La Grange Park

  4. Garbage goes solar as Elgin gets new green bin: Elgin, IL The City of Elgin took its commitment to environmental sustainability a step further this week as it joined Waste Management in unveiling a new solar-powered trash compactor at the Centre of Elgin.

    The new green bin, which compacts garbage using power generated from built-in solar panels, can hold five times as much garbage as a traditional bin, reducing the costs and vehicle trips associated with frequent trash collection. The high-tech waste bin, donated to Elgin by Waste Management, is designed for use in high-traffic public areas.

    Elgin is working toward becoming a more sustainable community and this type of compactor underscores our movement, said Elgin Mayor Ed Schock. But this also demonstrates how companies like Waste Management are becoming more innovative and providing the necessary equipment to help communities be more eco-friendly.

    The WM Solar Powered Trash Compactors is self-powered, using built-in solar panels to compact trash. About the same size as a standard 35-gallon trash barrel, the compactor provides five times the capacity of a traditional trash receptacle.

    When the unit reaches capacity, sensors trigger an internal compactor that flattens the contents, compressing 180 gallons of waste into easy-to-collect bags. A wireless system then signals that the unit is ready to be picked up. This cuts the need for trash pickup by up to 80 percent, which can reduce collection costs, fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions. The compactor can be accompanied by a companion receptacle for collecting plastic bottles, newspapers, glass and other recyclables.

    We know ordinary trash bins can overflow, particularly at public locations that attract large numbers of people, said Steve Batchelor, Vice President of the Companys Illinois and Indiana market area. The new Waste Management Solar Powered Trash Compactors can help the City of Elgin reduce litter while also lowering waste collection frequency and its associated expenses. We hope this demonstration unit shows the public how simply and effectively such units can improve our public spaces.

    Posted to See your stories in print each Thursday - Oak Brook

  5. Garbage goes solar as Elgin gets new green bin: Elgin, IL The City of Elgin took its commitment to environmental sustainability a step further this week as it joined Waste Management in unveiling a new solar-powered trash compactor at the Centre of Elgin.

    The new green bin, which compacts garbage using power generated from built-in solar panels, can hold five times as much garbage as a traditional bin, reducing the costs and vehicle trips associated with frequent trash collection. The high-tech waste bin, donated to Elgin by Waste Management, is designed for use in high-traffic public areas.

    Elgin is working toward becoming a more sustainable community and this type of compactor underscores our movement, said Elgin Mayor Ed Schock. But this also demonstrates how companies like Waste Management are becoming more innovative and providing the necessary equipment to help communities be more eco-friendly.

    The WM Solar Powered Trash Compactors is self-powered, using built-in solar panels to compact trash. About the same size as a standard 35-gallon trash barrel, the compactor provides five times the capacity of a traditional trash receptacle.

    When the unit reaches capacity, sensors trigger an internal compactor that flattens the contents, compressing 180 gallons of waste into easy-to-collect bags. A wireless system then signals that the unit is ready to be picked up. This cuts the need for trash pickup by up to 80 percent, which can reduce collection costs, fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions. The compactor can be accompanied by a companion receptacle for collecting plastic bottles, newspapers, glass and other recyclables.

    We know ordinary trash bins can overflow, particularly at public locations that attract large numbers of people, said Steve Batchelor, Vice President of the Companys Illinois and Indiana market area. The new Waste Management Solar Powered Trash Compactors can help the City of Elgin reduce litter while also lowering waste collection frequency and its associated expenses. We hope this demonstration unit shows the public how simply and effectively such units can improve our public spaces.

    Posted to See your stories in print each Thursday - Western Springs