Trash cans go high-tech in Rhinebeck

RHINEBECK — Village officials have ordered a solar-powered trash-compacting garbage can for the  village parking lot on East Market Street in hopes of reducing the number of collections from four times per week to once.

Mayor James Reardon provided said the unit cost $6,500 and will send a text message to a designated cell phone when it is ready to be emptied.

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