PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Frick Park is adding some 21st century technology in an unexpected way.
The trash cans in the park are going high tech. The pilot program has already begun.READ MORE: Hempfield Area School District Opening Pre-K Classroom Through State Grant
They look like ordinary trash cans, but they have a secret.
Underneath the lid is a sensor that tracks how much is inside.
We’ve deployed new pilot trash cans in #Pittsburgh’s Frick Park!READ MORE: Lighting Of Garden Theater On North Side Marks Groundbreaking Of Decades-Long Project
Each can has a sensor that will give Parks Maintenance the ability to monitor data on how full the can is.
— Pittsburgh Public Works (@PGHDPW) January 15, 2020
The Pittsburgh Public Works Department says it’ll save time on pick up, and let crews work on other tasks.MORE NEWS: Congressman Guy Reschenthaler Says Election Subpoenas Is A 'State Issue'
Plus, they only cost a little more than the traditional trash can.