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Gatlinburg installing high-tech bear-proof trash cans

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SAY GOODBYE TO OLD GARBAGE CANS – IN DOWNTOWN GATLINBURG THE CITY – SOON GETTING HIGH-TECH CANS

BO: IT'LL BE A BIG HELP IN A NUMBER OF WAYS WE'VE ALL SEEN THOSE WATCH- WORTHY VIDEOS – OF BEARS WANDERING DOWN THE PARKWAY – ATTRACTED DOWNTOWN BY SMELLS – AND EASY-TO FIND FOOD AND TRASH LORI: WELL – WE'RE TOLD THOSE NEW TRASH BINS – WILL BE BEAR-PROOF SO, WE HAD W-A- T-E SIX ON YOUR SIDE REPORTER LAURA HALM – VISIT GATLINBURG TODAY – TO SEE HOW THESE NEW CONTAINERS WORK THERE ARE 47 OF THESE AND PRETTY SOON THEY'LL BE REPLACED WITH THIS KIND LARRY HENDERSON – PUBLIC SERVICES DIRECTOR, GATLINBURG 03:36-03:40 "22 UNITS SHOULD BE THE EQUIVALENT OF ABOUT 100 TRASH CANS" THERE ARE ALREADY A FEW

HIGH-TECH GARBAGE CANS UP AND DOWN THE PARKWAY BECAUSE GATLINBURG PURCHASED SOME FOUR YEARS AGO LARRY HENDERSON – PUBLIC SERVICES DIRECTOR, GATLINBURG 03:20-03:29 "WELL THESE UNITS THEY COMPACT THE TRASH, THEY'RE SOLAR POWERED" CITY LEADERS SAY

THE 22 NEW UNITS SHOULD HELP WITH TRAFFIC CONGESTION AS IT'LL CUT DOWN ON THE NUMBER OF TIMES CREWS WILL HAVE TO STOP AND EMPTY BINS IN FACT — THESE BINS CAN SEND ALERTS DIRECTLY TO THEIR PHONES LARRY HENDERSON – PUBLIC SERVICES DIRECTOR, GATLINBURG 02:43-03:04 "SO IF YOU HAVE A UNIT THAT IS FULL, IT WILL NOTIFY HIM ELECTRONICALLY THAT THE UNIT IS FULL

IF IT'S COMPLETELY FULL IT WILL GO INTO AUTOMATIC LOCKDOWN MODE SO IT CAN'T BE OVERLOADED AND THE SANITATION DEPARTMENT CAN ALSO GO STRAIGHT DIRECTLY TO THE TRASH RECEPTACLE THEY NEED TO EMPTY" WITH LESS OPEN TOP TRASH CANS IT SHOULD HELP LARRY HENDERSON – PUBLIC SERVICES DIRECTOR, GATLINBURG 04:00-04;14 "KEEP THE BEARS FROM BEING LURED INTO THE PARKWAY" THESE GARBAGE CANS ARE ANIMAL

RODENT AND INSECT PROOF LARRY HENDERSON – PUBLIC SERVICES DIRECTOR, GATLINBURG 02:05-02:13 "SO WE SHOULDN'T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS IN THE FUTURE WITH BEARS GETTING INTO THE OPEN TOP TRASH CAN CONTAINERS" THAT'S THE BIGGEST BONUS

NAT POP TOURISTS LIKE THE SMITH FAMILY SEE SINCE SO MANY WANT TO KEEP OUR BEARS WILD MALISA SMITH – WEST VIRGINIA 02:20-02:35 "I CAN SEE WHERE IT WOULD MAKE SENSE AND THE FOOD THAT THEY'RE GETTING, LET'S FACE IT, IT'S NOT GOOD FOR THEM EITHER SO KEEPING THEM INTO EATING IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT RATHER THAN OUTSIDE OF BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP" IN GATLINBURG LH WATE 6 OYS BO: SO WHEN CAN YOU EXPECT TO SEE MORE OF THOSE HIGH-TECH CANS??? THE CITY TELLING US

THEY SHOULD BE DELIVERED BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER AND INSTALLED BY EARLY OCTOBER LORI: THE COMPANY WHICH OWNS THE CANS — BIG BELLY SOLAR — ONLY LEASES THEIR BINS SO, WE'RE TOLD GATLINBURG HAS SIGNED A FIVE YEAR RENTAL AGREEMENT LORI: TIME NOW TO TALK ABOUT THE

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