A hot little idea!
According to a recent article in the Annapolis Capital, recycling and garbage is getting a much needed makeover in one of the area’s most heavily littered areas. According to Pamela Woods, “Solar-powered compactors have been installed at Lawyers Mall in downtown Annapolis. The tens of thousands of visitors to the popular gathering spot now have an option for getting rid of their soda cans, water bottles and trash.”
The cost of the compactors does seem at least somewhat prohibitive at first, coming in at just over $8000. But when you consider that parks workers will be able to focus on other duties that can make the area more lucrative and productive rather than emptying the trash cans all day, it begins to make sense. In addition, the amount of supplies used (trash bags, gloves, etc.) will go down, and the amount of space saved in land fills will also lower the overall cost of simply throwing stuff away. This doesn’t even include the money saved by setting aside recycling, which to date has never been done in a publicly owned area in Annapolis. So this “solar first” will hopefully save tons of money and tons of space (literally) over the life of the compactors.
We at Adair Solar Company in Mesa strongly support Annapolis in their adventures with the solar powered compactors, and hope their success will eventually lead to the same kind of technology popping up here in the Valley of the Sun before too long.
We hope that Arizonans will be inspired to get clean and green when they see what is going on to better the environment in other cities across the US. More solar water heaters in Phoenix and other solar installations across the state of Arizona will help to make this possible! Here’s to greening up our great country!
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