Trash talk: New York City has finally discovered the wheelie bin – and it only cost $4m

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After decades of bags lining the streets, the mayor has proudly wheeled out a McKinsey-approved trash can

The revolution will not be televised. Unless it’s Mayor Eric Adam’s Trash Revolution, of course. In which case a press conference will be held, music blasted, and every camera crew in the five boroughs invited.

On Monday the mayor of New York, with Jessica Tisch, the sanitation commissioner, by his side, unveiled New York City’s first official trash bin. The mayor wheeled the new NYC Bin down Gracie Mansion’s driveway and, with his characteristic swagger, demonstrated how the innovative new technology works: you open the lid and you put the rubbish in. It’s highly intuitive technology.

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