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It always suprises me how few people use the smaller (and cheaper) trash bins. Realistically, with a family of three we don't even come close to filling up the small bin so the large bin would be way overkill, and I believe many families would find the same to be the case.
I think many residents don't know that they can switch to a smaller bin and save and the city could do a better job promoting the benefits of the smaller bins to the customer. We could prominently encourage switching via an email campaign as well as on the paper and e-statements.
A smaller bin also encourages people to waste less, recylce more, and be more conscious of how much trash we put in landfills, which ultimately costs the city and it's citizens money and valuable natural resources.
Unless you think the attached picture of a nice landfill should replace Zilker park...