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A Solar Powered Trash Bin Appears in Long Beach

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Trash cans need power? Well, Long Beach, which wants to be the greenest city in the country, has an idea, and if successful, they might be onto something. The first of three solar trash cans appeared in downtown Long Beach, officials announced Wednesday.

It's part of a pilot project by the city, which wants to see if the cans are worth investing in for high traffic areas. With the city planning to reduce trash collection amid a budget deficit, these cans that will compact trash on their own, meaning trash collectors will have to come by less often.