City Councilman David Yassky announced a plan yesterday for the city to sell ads on its trash cans, a revenue source that he says could rake in $2.5 million. The city owns 25,000 trash receptacles that under Yassky's plan would all bear ads within two to three years. The move would also potentially put a stop to trash cans being funded out of Council members' budgets and then arriving on the streets with the only legal form of promotion currently allowed--emblazoned with the names of the Council members themselves. How close would this all lead us to designer trash cans? Garbage bins in Tompkins Square Park recently began getting spruced up with pink and polka-dotted bags designed by a local artist.
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