After trying out the big rig rubbish bins in Belair-Edison and the Mondawmin area, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said officials are ready to buy 210,000 more — which is enough for all households. City officials are putting out a call for bids so the city can purchase more cans. They are expected to cost about $10 million.
Along with giving residents more room and a pair of wheels to make the trash cans easier to move, city officials said they helped reduce rat calls in the area by 75 percent.
“We wanted to see if municipal cans make a difference,” Rawlings-Blake said. “We found that they did.”
The bigger dumps could also help the workers on the truck, SRB said. City trash trucks — aka “pack loaders” — are outfitted with lifting arms so workers don’t have to pick all of the cans up.