I think I read somewhere that these trash receptacles cost $5,000 each. The photo below is from my neighborhood. The pedal at the bottom has been broken for about a year. At the risk of sounding like a grumpy old man, when I see this kind of ridiculous attempt by our fair city I wonder if we will ever get anything right. Why couldn't the city just provide regular waste bins, the ones with steel cages and cylindrical pyramid roofs, instead of these poorly designed lumps? One for garbage and one for recycling, that's all we need.