Smart Design on redesigning NYC’s iconic trash can
Dan Grossman tells Core77 that NYC’s trash cans aren’t for every New Yorker.
“One of the biggest challenges that a sanitation worker has while servicing a trash can is the weight; these cans can get extremely heavy when they’re full. They’re about 30 pounds-plus when they’re empty, so you can imagine the daily [demands]. Having to lift 30 to 100 pounds every other block is extremely strenuous, and that’s what leads to a lot of injuries on the job.”
So we sought to understand: “How can we improve the actual physical experience of a sanitation worker servicing the bin?”