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.

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(Source: Pittsburgh Public Works Dept.)

They look like ordinary trash cans, but they have a secret.

Underneath the lid is a sensor that tracks how much is inside.

The Pittsburgh Public Works Department says it’ll save time on pick up, and let crews work on other tasks.

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Plus, they only cost a little more than the traditional trash can.