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Solar Powered Trash Compactor

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 6 March 2012 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

What will they think of next???

PENTAX K200D 1/90 second F/4.5 ISO 800 97 mm (35mm equiv.)

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bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Who knew???? That's just crazy.

6 Mar 2012 5:24am

@bluechameleon: ROFL...absolutely! This was spotted in Victoria! Thank you very much Sharon! ;-)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Well seen Eric!!

6 Mar 2012 6:49am

@Lalena: Thank you very much Lalena! ;-)))))

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Nice find Eric.:-))))

6 Mar 2012 7:32am

@Tomek: Thank you very much Tomek! ;-)))))

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

People have plenty of ideas, if only one would let them do the show! Solar power is only one of the many sources of energy and nothing is crazy here! What people should do is GET RID of everything nuclear! Think JAPAN....and it becomes clear why!

6 Mar 2012 8:10am

@Japanalia: Amen to that! Thank you very much Gabriela! ;-)))))

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent work
Have a lovely day

6 Mar 2012 8:11am

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you very much Shaahin! ;-)))))

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

With the best intentions, it's impossible to mask a smile when discovering the picture !

6 Mar 2012 8:31am

@Gérard Beullac: Thank you very much Gerard! I totally agree! ;-)))))

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

That was my first thought as well... What next? I've never seen one of these before

6 Mar 2012 8:43am

@Anina Botes: Thank you very much Anina! Neither have I! ;-)))))

L'Angevine from Angers, France

tous pour le recyclage....

6 Mar 2012 8:50am

@L'Angevine: Merci beaucoup L'Angevine! ;-)))

Göran from Skanör, Sweden

Reading the text above, Burp and Wyatt, makes me wonder, is someone joking?

6 Mar 2012 8:54am

@Göran: Thank you very much Goran! Apparently not! ;-)))))

Phil David Morris, 2012 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

I wonder if its real or a ploy to get people to actually use it, wonderful photo !~

6 Mar 2012 8:55am

@Phil David Morris, 2012: Thank you very much Phil! It was one of many that I saw in downtown Victoria! ;-)))))

Veronique from France, Switzerland

euh....qu'est-ce ? une poubelle qui compacte les déchets grace au solaire ?

6 Mar 2012 9:30am

@Veronique: Merci beaucoup Véronique! Oui, il s'agit d'un compacteur de déchets à l'énergie solaire! ;-)))

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Solar powered dog poo incinerator will be nice...

6 Mar 2012 9:49am

@Sarito: may have a money maker there my friend! Thank you very much Sarito! ;-)))))

gootchai from bousval, Belgium

Super cette idée!!! Belle journée!

6 Mar 2012 10:19am

@gootchai: Merci beaucoup Martine! ;-)))

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

"What will they think of next?" was my first thought as well ~
great idea though, if works.
Have a great day!

6 Mar 2012 10:36am

@Scene by Sharon Photography: Thank you very much Sharon! ;-)))))

Kat from Lorraine, France

Sympa ces idées de recyclage !
Bonne journée Eric

6 Mar 2012 11:56am

@Kat: Merci beaucoup Kat! ;-)))

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

I don't know, but that's just too cool, Eric! Wonderful find and happy ST! :-)

6 Mar 2012 12:12pm

@Jason Politte: Thank you very much Jason! ;-)))))

Lougris from Toulouse, France

excellent !! une idée recherchée !!

6 Mar 2012 12:29pm

@Lougris: Merci beaucoup Lougris! ;-)))

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

May be a machine that comes to your home and pick up the trash?? Nice one!

6 Mar 2012 12:44pm

@Riccardo: LOL....who knows! Thank you very much Riccardo! ;-)))))

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Inventors never stop !

6 Mar 2012 12:51pm

@Hiro: Thank goodness! Thank you very much Hiro! ;-)))))

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Génaile compo c'est une poupelle soliaire ou quoi fantastique compo.
Bravo et amitié

6 Mar 2012 12:56pm

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou! ;-)))

Mhelene from Paris, France

Great capture !

6 Mar 2012 1:00pm

@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene! ;-)))))

Karen Politte from Conway, United States

down here it would be charged as a "socialist" trash can.

6 Mar 2012 1:18pm

@Karen Politte: ROFLMAO......Thank you very much Karen! ;-)))))

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Sounds good but, does it work? Neat find.

6 Mar 2012 1:25pm

@Steve Rice: From what I could see, apparently so! Thank you very much Steve! ;-)))))

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Next...a solar and wind powered "POOF" can.
You put trash in and "poof" it's gone to another dimension. :-)))
Happy Silly Tuesday Eric!

6 Mar 2012 1:59pm

@Don Levesque: ROFL....if we can think of it I am sure some parallel world will also! Thank you very much Don! ;-)))))

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Oh I have one of's called a size 9 boot :-)

6 Mar 2012 2:24pm

@Curly: ROFLMAO.....Thank you very much Curly! ;-)))))

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Looks very interesting... Good way to preserve nature ! Well seen Eric ! Have a lovely day :)

6 Mar 2012 2:31pm

@Tamara: Thank you very much Tamara! ;-)))))

Don from United States

A new one on me. I wonder what kind of a bag they use that can stand that amount of pressure. Fine shot.

6 Mar 2012 3:45pm

@Don: My guess it that there would be no bag but rather a metal container. Thank you very much Don! ;-)))))

Farnaz.m from tehran, Iran

Interesting ;)

6 Mar 2012 3:51pm

@Farnaz.m: Thank you very much Farnaz! ;-)))))

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Nice work ... Génaile compo Eric! Best regards, Adela

6 Mar 2012 4:05pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela! ;-)))))

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice frame. great found.

6 Mar 2012 4:06pm

@Lena: Thank you very much Lena! ;-)))))

RBL from Oxford, United States

Haha, looks like the children are having a great time tossing trash! Very funny...great find!

6 Mar 2012 4:12pm

@RBL: LOL....if you make it fun they will come! Thank you very much Ruthie! ;-)))))

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Creazy and interesting. A good idea

6 Mar 2012 4:40pm

@Marie LC: Thank you very much Marie! ;-)))))

Khalil from Beirut, Lebanon

Excellent message pour une bonne idée. Bien rendu.

6 Mar 2012 4:44pm

@Khalil: Merci beaucoup Khalil! ;-)))

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Die Jungen haben aber Spaß. Sehr schöne Aufnahme.

6 Mar 2012 4:49pm

@Heinz: Vielen Dank Heinz! Ja, die Jungs haben immer viel Spaß mit so etwas wie dieses! ;-)))

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Whaaaaat !!! Never heard of such a thing !! Good catch, Eric.

6 Mar 2012 5:37pm

@DULCIE: Thank you very much Dulcie! ;-))))))

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Solar energy is not the worst of all and, as we see, its uses are unlimited.
Have a nice day, Eric.

6 Mar 2012 5:52pm

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! ;-))))))

tataray from france, France

Ha ha ... Drôle !... Les enfants "cool "))
Bonne soirée ERic

6 Mar 2012 6:08pm

@tataray: Merci beaucoup Raymonde! ;-)))))

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

What a find !

6 Mar 2012 6:25pm

@Calusarus: Thank you very much Fred! ;-))))))

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

We never know what comes next hehehe Nice find and capture! Happy ST Eric!

6 Mar 2012 7:00pm

@Dokmateo: Thank you very much Dokmateo! ;-))))))

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I think it is a good idea. Happy ST. ;-)

6 Mar 2012 7:41pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara! ;-))))))

dean musgrove from Simi Valley, United States

Why not? If it works.

6 Mar 2012 7:53pm

@dean musgrove: Yes, that is the important question! Thank you very much Dean! ;-))))))

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5*****

6 Mar 2012 9:41pm

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! You are most kind! ;-))))))

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic capture! Never heard of such a thing. This is a first!

6 Mar 2012 11:22pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine! Me too! ;-))))))

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

all attempts to avoid contamination think they are valid! an excellent photo. Alejandra kiss

7 Mar 2012 12:11am

@AMH: Thank you very much Alejandra! ;-))))))

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Good ST shot ... however, disposing of our overabundance of trash is a serious issue!

7 Mar 2012 12:30am

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you very much Judy! Yes, our northern culture is far more sensitite to that aspect than you are down there! ;-))))))

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

bonita imagen fomentando el reciclaje, muy buena Eric!!

7 Mar 2012 12:46am

@Isidro: Muchas gracias Isidro! Sí reciclaje y cuidado del medio ambiente es una cosa muy importante para nosotros en Canadá! ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


7 Mar 2012 12:58am

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-))))))

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Looks like an interesting approach; I can't help but wonder who has the repairs concession contract. Down here in the USA it wouldn't take long to need repairs.

7 Mar 2012 2:50am

@Viewfinder: ROFL....thank you very much Glenn! ;-)))))

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Well spotted. The heavy duty lock keeps the secret of its operation well guarded. Although I wonder if it might be an ordinary trash can with the power of marketing put to good use in encouraging its use!

7 Mar 2012 11:40am

@Stephen: ROFL....a very insightful comment! Thank you very much Stephen! ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

impressive use of solar power indeed ...
now all we need is people who separate their rubbish ...

7 Mar 2012 7:19pm

@franz: Thank you very much Franz! Yes, that is a very important part of our environmental process here in western Canada! ;-)

Brigitte from Sydney, Australia

wouah ben ca c'est fort ! ca marche au moins ? :)

8 Mar 2012 10:48am

@Brigitte: Merci beaucoup Brigitte! Oui, cela fonctionne, je ne suis pas sûr de savoir comment il fonctionne bien! ;-)

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

What I thought was funny is on the top you see 2 words - wyatt and urp. Wyatt Earp was an old TV cowboy. :)

8 Mar 2012 11:34pm

@Barbara Kile: Thank you very much Barbara! Yes, I picked up on that; but most of the viewers are too young to remember that series! ;-)

1/90 second
ISO 800
97 mm (35mm equiv.)