The Mayor spent $10,000,000.00 (Ten Million) on new trash cans for Baltimore residents. This I imagine also included the cost for the new attachment for the trash trucks, to pick up these over-sized cans? Her reasoning is good – help reduce the rat population and to help the workers, so they don’t hurt themselves lifting the old cans and bags.
On occasion I get home from work in time to see the trash men on my street. And what did I see? The trash men reaching into the new cans and pulling the trash out by hand. Why? Because it takes way too long to put the new can on the new attachment so the trash truck can do all the work!! Residents are still putting out bags and the old metal cans and the trash guys are still taking it.