[June 29: “Take, Leave…Whatevas”] These HI-5 baskets on the sides or our public trash cans are great. The reason they’re empty so often is that the collectors see them from a long ways off and rush to clean them out. We regularly dump our HI-5 containers in them, then have witnessed them “disappearing” in seconds. What a fantastic idea.
The only downside I can see is that the collectors remove the caps from the plastic bottles and instead of throwing them in the trash can just one inch away, they drop them back in the baskets, which then litters the ground beneath the baskets. It’s a small price to pay!