Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2018 #153
ORDER ADOPTED
Jun 18, 2018 5:30 PM

That the City Manager is requested to work with the Department of Public Works and the Community Development Department on acquiring Big Belly Solar trash cans to replace the current open top trash receptacles, with an emphasis on the business districts.

Information

Department:City Clerk's Office, MMSponsors:Mayor Marc C. McGovern, Councillor Alanna Mallon, Vice Mayor Jan Devereux, Councillor Dennis J. Carlone
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

The City’s current open top trash receptacles are frequently at capacity, and waste overflow causes problems like stray litter, the buildup of sludge, foul smells, and rodents; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

There are more environmentally friendly and sanitary options, such as Big Belly Solar trashcans, which can hold five times the amount of waste as an open top trash receptacle, as they are equipped with a solar powered waste compactor; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The Big Belly trashcans with a higher capacity and less tendency to overflow have additional environmental benefits such as lowering the number of truck trips by the Department of Public Works (DPW) to pick up trash; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The City has recently allocated $25,000 for five new Big Belly trashcans, but the cost of installing additional receptacles can be offset by wrapping them in advertisements, a practice currently seen in other areas like Downtown Boston; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to work with the Department of Public Works and the Community Development Department on acquiring Big Belly Solar trashcans to replace the current open top trash receptacles, with an emphasis on the business districts; and be it further

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to work with the Department of Public Works and the Community Development Department on issuing guidelines regarding advertisements on the Big Belly Solar trashcans, and to report back to the City Council in a timely manner.

 

Meeting History

Jun 18, 2018 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED