San Pablo replacing all public trash cans in parks and streets

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San Pablo replacing all public trash cans in parks and streets
Photo courtesy of the City of San Pablo.

The City of San Pablo announced Thursday that its Public Works staff are replacing all public trash cans in the parks and streets.

“Most of the existing trash cans are damaged and beyond repair,” the city said. “The new trash cans include a blue top where bottles and cans can be placed for recycling.”

In April, San Pablo City Council approved a $334,000 contract to replace the city’s existing 115 receptacles with Forms+Surfaces’ Urban Renaissance receptacles, and adding another 45 receptacles in high litter areas.

Funds to pay for the project were received from West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority and earmarked for solid waste management programs, according to the city.

The trash bin replacement project was eyed in 2020 as part of a broader series of strategies to combat illegal dumping and litter.