It’s called “Dump the Cart,” a pilot project which aims to keep garbage carts off the streets.
Downtown Raleigh will begin a first-in-the-nation underground waste collection system.
According to the city’s news release, “Raleigh’s oldest streets were built without alleys and the trash and recycling carts lining their sidewalks have long been an issue for pedestrians.”
Because of this, the garbage and recycling carts “smell, restrict access, and were identified as the top concern in a 2018 downtown cleanliness survey,” the City said.
“The pilot project includes six new high-capacity containers…to collect trash, mixed recycling, and cardboard. The containers will turn a no-parking zone into the first municipal installation of its kind in the United States,” the news release said.
Each semi-underground container will be able to hold the equivalent of about 20 carts, which will provide “potential cost savings and [reduce] environmental impacts.”
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