Gucci garbage: San Francisco approves $20K designer trash cans

San Francisco Public Works
The "Slim Silhouette" designed trash can as part of San Francisco's new pilot program. Photo credit San Francisco Public Works

San Francisco is hoping to replace the long despised green trash cans littered throughout the city, as a Board of Supervisors committee voted Wednesday to approve using new designer prototype bins.

However, there’s a catch: Each new can will cost between $12,000 and $20,000, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

"$20,000 a can is ridiculous," Supervisor Matt Haney told the paper after reluctantly agreeing to the proposal.

The pilot program involves 15 newly designed trash cans that will be placed throughout San Francisco from November, 2021 to January, 2022. After that, San Francisco Public Works hopes to mass produce the new bins, which should cheapen the cost, the Chronicle said.

There are three different newly designed "smart" cans used in the program called the following: "Salt and Pepper", "Slim Silhouett