So, I ran across this article on the New York Times the other day on “text messaging trash cans” and HAD to re-post it on our blog.
According to the article,
This month, Somerville, Mass., will install text-messaging technology in about 50 public trash cans located in high-pedestrian and far-flung areas. The idea is that the cans, made by BigBelly Solar, will transmit text messages to a central database, notifying haulers that they are full and allowing town managers to maximize collection efficiency.
You can check out the rest of the article here, enjoy!