2009-08-26 / Local News

SOLAR POWER


SOLAR POWER — Robert Klinko, left, Amherst refuse control officer, and Peter Martin, Waste Management business development manager, stand beside two new solar-powered trash compactors installed last week in front of the Amherst Municipal Building. The bins detect the weight and volume of materials placed inside and, using energy collected through top-mounted solar panels, crush it to reduce the number of pickups. The compactors hold five times as much refuse as a conventional bin, according to Waste Management officials. Photo by David F. Sherman Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com SOLAR POWER — Robert Klinko, left, Amherst refuse control officer, and Peter Martin, Waste Management business development manager, stand beside two new solar-powered trash compactors installed last week in front of the Amherst Municipal Building. The bins detect the weight and volume of materials placed inside and, using energy collected through top-mounted solar panels, crush it to reduce the number of pickups. The compactors hold five times as much refuse as a conventional bin, according to Waste Management officials. Photo by David F. Sherman Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com

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