Solar abuse in Hoboken

That’s right! Solar abuse has started on robotic trash bins!

We knew this wouldn’t take long – the robotic solar trash bins in Hoboken are now victims of “solar abuse!”

I guess the “guerrilla marketers” that roam our streets probably don’t even know what a solar panel looks like. But these newfangled high-tech, barely can fit a piece of paper in waste of money trash cans are now getting stickers put on them.

How long before the entire panels are covered and the money you “saved” by having text messages sent out when the bins are full are now being used for overtime to scrape said stickers off?

Solar Abuse on robotic trash cans in Hoboken NJ

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These cans are disgusting. You have to have both hands free to open these things in a way not to get covered in crap with the awkward opening. I now leave my trash on top or walk the extra block looking for a regular open top can.

What a huge waste of money this scam was. Whose relative amongst the “progressives” has an interest in this company? There is no way these poorly designed POS’ could have been bought without a backroom deal.


We figured out why the cans have such limited openings. Because they were being used to dispose of household trash before the collection dates. So these street cans are limited to what you have in your hand, and not the can in your house. Another control mechanism for the public.