Some of the garbage cans in Montreal’s Plateau-Mont-Royal borough are looking a little different these days.
It’s part of a pilot project started by Coop Les Valoristes, a local community organization, to help keep certain types of materials out of landfills.
About 35 of the garbage cans now have a metal rack with slots for glass bottles and cans.
The idea is to make it easier for “binners” — people who rummage through the trash to find refundable items — to retrieve them without cutting their hands or hurting themselves.
Officials from the co-op say they’re hoping this simple change will encourage people to recycle.
This comes after a similar project was launched in Montreal’s Ville-Marie borough two years ago.
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