San Francisco is replacing its much loathed green garbage bins with sleek new Gucci designer trash cans.
The prototype Gucci trash cans are part of San Francisco’s new pilot program to dress up city streets.
Residents and lawmakers are outraged that the stylish trash cans cost $12,000 to $20,000 EACH.
San Francisco Public Works approved spending $537,000 to $840,000 on reserve for the pilot program, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
“$20,000 a can is ridiculous,” Supervisor Matt Haney told the San Francisco Chronicle after reluctantly approving the proposal.
The pilot program will install 15 designer trash cans on city streets from November 2021 to January 2022, according to the Chronicle.
Among the Gucci styles are “smart” cans called “Salt and Pepper”, “Slim Silhouette” and “Soft Square.” The latter is designed to resemble a man purse.
The Salt and Pepper trash can is designed to look like a salt and pepper shaker.
The edgy “smart” trash cans are “outfitted with sensors that send alerts when they’re nearing capacity so they can be emptied before they overflow,” San Francisco Public Works said in a release last year.
The city plans to increase police foot patrol to ensure no one steals the fashionable trash cans.
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