The World’s Most Etherial Trash Compactor

Facing some serious budget deficits, the city of Philadelphia has launched a program in order to cut the costs of waste disposal. What they came up with is BigBelly, the solar powered trash compactor. 500 of these state of the art compactors have been spread across the city, quietly squeezing trash with the power of the sun, and the savings could approach 875 million dollars a year. Compacted trash means fewer pickups, and the energy costs surrounding the compacting are handled by the nearest conveniently located star.

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