Anyone know the story or policy around the Oakland City guidelines for these? How do we request one for our neighborhood? More importantly, do they work? Or are they more of a "feel-good" use of funds? How much does setup and maintenance cost? Who pays for it?
No exact information but BIDs are involved and they are Very Very expensive but seem to pay for themselves.
Aside: In Longfellow, the trash can on 40th St and MLK gets so full that there's always trash around it because the city can't pick it up fast enough to keep up with foot traffic from MacArthur BART. We would appreciate some feedback from communities that already have one of these to know whether or not it's worth pursuing this option with the city (or whoever actually services these: WM?)
The compactors along Broadway are fairly new, and appeared to have been paid for by the Uptown and Downtown BIDs. Lakeshore BID paid fore theirs.
List of locations:
- in front of Plum Bar on the southeast corner of Grand and Broadway
- on Fruitvale Ave in front of Peet's
- Antioch Ct. near Peet's in Montclair Village
- Broadway at 14th
- Broadway at 16th, near the Cathedral Building
- Lakeshore (3, installed February, 2014)
- 19th St. at Webster St (N-E corner).
Links and References:
Design Guidelines (PDF) from City of Oakland