Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hi-5 (5¢ per empty)



At the request of The Society of Collectors of Empty Beverage Containers, the City has placed wire cages next to some trashcans at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki. I guess the idea is for the public to discard their empty soda cans and beer bottles in the separate wire cages.

8 comments:

gigihawaii said...

great for the homeless population to cash in.

RONW said...

gigi- I've seen all walks of life rummaging for the 5¢. It's quite addicting I've heard.

kahuku said...

leave whatevas... do you think they really mean that? I could imagine finding a discarded microwave or something. They said to leave whatevas. We could certainly use a few of those wire baskets around here.

I'm over at peheaoe.com now.

RONW said...

kahuku- the sign also says "take," so somebody might misinterpret it and appropriate it for their garden, vines.

Kay said...

I like it! I like it!

RONW said...

Kay- this is as basic as it gets, otherwise people might vandalize them. There are more designer models on Kalakaua Ave. adjacent to city trash receptacles.

kahuku said...

I read it as take or leave whatevas.

RONW said...

kahuku- well, they meant recyclables (HI-5¢), but with all the third world people that abounds, they might take the wire cage to use as a wastebasket.