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21st Century Solar Garbage Technology Hits Market Square!

First, we saw the addition of the Data Dog info kiosk. And now Market Square boldly marches ever forward into the future with this:

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Yes, the photograph does not lie--it's a solar-powered trash compactor! 

What's next? Robot dog-poop scoopers? Laser-equipped pigeons to vaporize cigarette butts? Virtual avatars to wait in line for us at Tomato Head's Sunday brunch? Our Jetsons future is now!

See the solar-powered trash compactor in action after the jump.

Step One: Approach With Caution

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Step Two: Carefully Insert Refuse

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Step Three: Await Sounds of Trash Compression

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Comments » 2

  • May 12, 2009
  • 4:51 PM
Dave Prince writes:

Who had that YouTube video of the guy stuck in the MP paper box? Because that + this would = hilarity.

  • May 15, 2009
  • 10:17 AM
SunLover writes:

I saw Philadelphia just purchased 500 of these-- do you think Knoxville will do similar?? I sure hope so!!

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