It’s not just a place to throw your rubbish. New trash cans being installed for the London Olympics can’t be blown up, separate recycling, and also display helpful tourist info. That’s service.
The total cost for development, manufacturing, and installation? A staggering £29,900 per bin--and that doesn’t include maintenance. That’s a lot of money to spend on recycling receptacles, but perhaps it’s a fair price for a robust public information network and citywide Wi-Fi.