Thirty four Big Belly Solar and Smart Belly Combination trash receptacles are being installed in highly visible areas downtown and at Clearwater Beach.
The two-station kiosks have a solar compactor for trash and another for recycling.
Accepted recyclables include plastics no. 1-7, glass, mixed paper, newspaper, aluminum and steel cans. This is the first public space recycling offered by the city.
The litter containers compact trash when necessary, allowing nearly three times as much trash to be collected before needing to be emptied. The new system allows for remote monitoring and data reporting to help reduce labor and fuel costs by decreasing the number of collections required.Baseball and Wings
What’s more American than baseball and apple pie? If you’re a Clearwater Threshers fan, wings complete the picture. The 6th annual Wing Fest Feeding Frenzy is Monday, Aug. 26, at Bright House Field. Find out more on Clearwater Patch!
Start the week off right with a tank of the cheapest gas in Clearwater. A gallon of regular unleaded is $3.35 at Mobil, 22995 U.S. 19, according to tampagasprices.com.
Hot Week Ahead
Hoping for a break from the rain and heat? You’re not likely to get it as the workweek gets under way. Forecasters at the National Weather Service’s Ruskin office are calling for rain chances around 30 percent as the week gets started with highs in the 90s.
Road Closed in South Greenwood
The southbound lane of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue from Lakeview Road to Woodlawn Avenue will be closed through Friday, Aug. 30, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. as crews work to replace a water line. Drivers can use Missouri and Fort Harrison avenues as detours. Call 727-562-4750.
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