Garbage collection in the Loop will soon change thanks to a new purchase.
Each unit compacts the trash using solar power, and it holds about five times the garbage of a normal trash can.
The compactor also contains a built-in sensor to alert when it's full.
Federal money paid for the $2.5 million purchase from Massachusetts-based BigBelly Solar.
A year after installing 500 of the solar-powered compactors, garbage collections dropped to five times a week, compared to 17 times a week with 700 regular trash bins.