Solar Trash Fraud?
Robotic Solar Trash Fraud in Hoboken?
When the city of Hoboken unveiled dozens of those unsightly robotic trash bins all over the place – they were hailed as the next big step in municipal garbage maintenance. But what they appear to be is nothing more than solar trash fraud.
These extremely costly solar-powered bins were supposed to “save” property taxpayer money and city employee time – by COMPACTING the trash (less frequent pickups) and then “communicating” with the city when they were ready to be emptied (increased efficiency).
Well, as evidenced below – they do NOT compact anything. Not one item in either the recycling bins or the regular bins were crushed at all. We’ve never seen a crushed bag of refuse. Not once.
So either the city got ripped off (or a friendly contractor got a nice payday) for a product that does not do what was promised – or these things are just broken and should be fixed for free. If I were the city, I’d demand a full refund and put the “old-fashioned” garbage cans in like we always had.