There’s a new type of garbage can in Kensington and the hope is they’ll promote recycling and make life a bit easier for bottle pickers.

The bins have a metal ring attached near the top which forms a sort of shelf for cans and bottles, with the goal of preventing empties from being tossed in the trash.

“We are the first community doing this pilot project whereby we are encouraging people to put their bottles and cans on the perimeter of the garbage can,” said Elllen Parker, spokesperson for the Kensington Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ).

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