A Luxury Trash Can Like No Other


Taxpayers can rationalize government budget allocations toward essential education and healthcare costs. How do people come to terms with the fact that their hard-earned money is tossed into overpriced trash cans to cover the streets? It’s frustrating for people to accept that their earnings from their shitty job will pay for more useless shit.

Six new models of smart trash bins have made their way to the streets of San Francisco after a year of development and users can leave feedback with a smartphone-enabled QR code. If the trash misses the litter, you can complain for better service. There is an eight-item questionnaire to assess whether the trash can fulfilled its duty to an excellent standard.

The hunt for the perfect trash is not a straightforward path. Public Works explains they are trying to identify “a trash can that works for the city of San Francisco.” The goal, as one Public Works employee says with a poker face, is that “you can remove garbage in a really beautiful way.”

Officials must have extra cash available as they splurged to implement this pilot program with $537,000. “It’s always seemed a little nuts,” Supervisor Aaron Peskin told the Chronicle. “This is the United States of America… You would think there is an off-the-shelf model that fits our needs.”

First-world problems keep getting more and more trivial. Folks in developed countries create designer bins, while some people in developing countries dig through bins to secure their supper.


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