Big Blue Bins: New Addition to Boston's Visual Landscape

For months, we knew they were coming. But when the big blue recycling bins landed in Jamaica Plain recently we were amazed by how LARGE they are. Due to their size people are having a hard time finding a discrete place to tuck them away, which means these bins now pepper the Boston landscape every day, not just on recycling day...

We're not complaining about the new bins, mind you. In fact we're delighted with their arrival. The big bins are intended to hold co-mingled recyclables (papers, plastics, aluminum etc.) No more sorting, which hopefully will make recycling more enticing for folks. And eventually we'll get used to the big blue blobs sprinkled around the neighborhood.

Have the bins landed in your neighborhood yet? (Boston is slowly distributing them to all neighborhoods.) If so, have you devised a clever way to store your bin?

(Images: Kyle Freeman)