Big Belly Trash Compactors to Land in Downtown July 18

Downtown Kirkland trash cans and recycling bins will get upgraded starting July 18 as Waste Management's new "Big Belly" solar-powered compactors get installed over the next few weeks. The new cans have five times the capacity of the old stand alone garbage cans. The 46 cans to be installed are designed to radio Waste Management when they need to be emptied, thus reducing costs so much they pay for themselves. These new cans will also prevent animals from removing trash and spreading it around town. Look for the new Big Bellies to start arriving the week of July 18.