As was reported in a previous post SFPW will be testing a variety of trash cans in neighborhoods throughout the city to gain experience and feedback about which one fulfills the unique and specific needs of San Franciscans wishing to throw stuff away. A special website has been launched offering a survey and showing the location(s) of the trash cans. Go to sfpublicworks.org/trashcanpilot. or scan the QR code on the can.
During a 60-day test period, custom and off-the-shelf models will be placed in neighborhoods around the City. Each can will have a QR code affixed to its exterior. The QR code will connect people to an online survey.
In Glen Park, one Bear Saver (an off-the-shelf model) is now located at the corner of Chenery and Diamond Streets in front of the former Le P’tit Laurent. This can is the second least expensive, at $1,950. Prices range from $20,900 for a prototype down to $650 for off-the-shelf designs.
As stated on the Bear Saver website, “When you’re looking for bear proof trash cans and bear proof food storage lockers, we are the nations #1 choice!” Presumably the cans will also accommodate human residents of Glen Park and commuters.
Kidding aside, SFPW has made a concerted effort to source many models of trash cans to be used throughout the city, and has reached out to all communities for feedback.
So, visit Glen Park’s trash can, throw in some litter, see how you like its performance, and take the survey.