First underground dumpster goes into operation in Goudi

The capital’s first underground trash dumpster went into operation yesterday at Aghios Thomas park in Goudi, east of the center.

Another 19 underground bins will be installed across Athens as part of an EU-funded initiative aimed at improving the capital’s woeful waste management.

Although its volume is 6 cubic meters it will in fact have the capacity to hold up to 20 cubic meters of trash – the equivalent of what 45 regular garbage dumpsters can hold – thanks to a compressing mechanism.

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