Parks get solar-powered compactors

July 14, 2010

Indianapolis city parks are introducing some eco-friendly trash compactors to give them even stronger “green cred.” Solar-powered compactors are being installed in dozens of parks to save money on trash collection. The cutting-edge receptacles can hold more trash than normal canisters and can determine when they are full, allowing for more efficient collection that saves the city at least $200,000 per year. The devices each cost $3,500.