≡ Menu

Noted in Passing: NYC A**Hole Design and Frisco’s $20,000 Garbage Cans

No more warm street grids for sleeping in NYC, the “City That Cares.” Meanwhile in that city by the bay known now as San Shitfrisco, they’re looking to drop a ton of dough on keeping the homeless out of the garbage.

‘It’s insane’: $20K prototype trash can discussed for San Francisco

“They go looking for drugs. They go looking for things to recycle,” said resident Isaac Stevens. “In the neighborhood I live in, they bust them open. They pull things out, and sometimes they get too full.”

Sleeker designed bins with sensors alerting crews when they’re almost full will be more tamper-resistant, block rodents out and keep sidewalks cleaner.

Many, including Matt Haney with the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, think $20,000 for a trash can sounds ridiculous.

“It’s insane,” said Fred, a city resident.

The costly cans even flaunt designer names.

Finalist one is the Salt and Pepper; two: the Slim Silhouette; and three: the Soft Square. All featuring roll-out liners or toters that can be mechanically lifted instead of manually taken out.

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • ghostsniper August 1, 2021, 9:32 AM
  • Richard August 1, 2021, 9:41 AM

    Warm street grid? Why would there be any need for a warm street grid to sleep upon? There are no homeless to be found in any of the growing number of Workers’ Paradises.
    Recall our glorious history, comrade. Once the Bolshevik’s secured their heroic victory over the parasitical ruling class, peace and prosperity reigned.

  • OldFert August 1, 2021, 10:15 AM

    Open more inpatient psychiatric institutions with drug treatment. With the amount spent on the “homeless” problem (I’m guessing these grate extenders ain’t cheap, plus the current homeless shelters and — did I hear apartments?) our municipalities should be able to build some nice ones and staff them well.

  • gwbnyc August 1, 2021, 11:28 AM

    those damn things have been on Steinway Street in Queens for ten years. nobody fuckin’ sleeps on them, nobody even sits on them.

    you WILL turn around and trip over them.

  • Walter Sobchak August 1, 2021, 1:28 PM

    As a former New Yorker, and perhaps soon to be Manhattan Apartment owner, I find myself saying. That is far too subtle and too easy to beat. I think spikes are the way to go.

  • Thud Muffle August 1, 2021, 1:50 PM

    The actual cost of the can is three grand. The other seventeen is laundering public funds into the Dems coffers. Kinda like the supposed thirty billion in EDD fraud.

  • Joe August 1, 2021, 2:38 PM

    What do you expect from cities that are run by Marxist demoncrats???

  • Casey Klahn August 1, 2021, 3:03 PM

    Double them as pissoures, and the price tag is fine. Stop building public toilets and make them use them outdoors and exposed. They’ll look for another Sove City and leave yours alone.
    If I were the city engineer, I’d wire a few and jolt that gezwungen for kicks, and at random.
    There, I solved another fukn problem for Marx.

  • EX-Californian Pete August 1, 2021, 3:24 PM

    I call it “San Fagshitsco.”

  • Geo August 1, 2021, 3:37 PM
  • Rob Muir August 1, 2021, 7:05 PM

    Those fancy bins just keep the people’s trash out of the hands of the proletariat. The city fathers continue to stomp on the neck of the workers.
    Does any of this sound familiar?

  • Nori August 1, 2021, 8:27 PM

    Those cans look like cigarette lighters.
    Which might actually help SF’s self-inflicted dilemmas.

  • leelu August 2, 2021, 7:22 AM

    They’re solving the wrong problems.

  • Anonymous August 2, 2021, 8:27 AM

    I’d be willing to bet bear-proof trash cans aren’t that expensive.

  • tired dog August 2, 2021, 10:25 AM

    NYC a***hole vent grid design? So much for the ‘walkable city fanatics’.

  • EX-Californian Pete August 2, 2021, 11:40 AM

    Why not simply engineer and build dumpsters that trap and compost the homeless bums?
    Two birds, one stone.