Throwing away trash could get very expensive in San Francisco.
The city is looking to spend up to 20-thousand dollars for prototypes of a sidewalk trash can. The price tag is “ridiculous,” San Francisco Supervisor Matt Haney told the Chronicle. And San Francisco’s acting director of public works admits the cost per can is “a lot,” but said the city’s custom-designed cans would be less expensive when mass produced. San Francisco’s current green trash cans have resulted in trash spillover that invites rats.
The city will pay for the new prototypes from reserve funding, but ultimately, large-scale production could result in higher trash rates.