There are two shiny trash bins in Old Harbor. While they may look conventional, they are anything but. The bins are solar-powered and also double as trash compactors.
Sean McGarry, co-owner of Block Island Recycling Management, purchased the compactors at a cost of about $10,000, in response to the ongoing issue of overflowing public trash bins during the summer months. He said the bins had the blessing of the Block Island Chamber of Commerce, Town Manager Ed Roberge, and Interstate Navigation.
“Block Island Recycling decided to invest in those and we’ll see
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