Starting a new thread here on all things municipal services like trash pickup, water, etc. I think the logistics of providing these types of things might be more unique in a downtown area compared to the suburbs or even the edge rural areas.
The city just announced these new underground waste collection systems. The end result may reduce the amount of trash bins lining our sidewalks.
A new initiative coming to Downtown Raleigh aims to keep sidewalks clean and save space, time, and money. Raleigh’s oldest streets were built without alleys and the trash and recycling carts lining their sidewalks have long been an issue for pedestrians. The unsightly containers smell, restrict access, and were identified as the top concern in a 2018 downtown cleanliness survey.