To help control the rat population, Baltimore City plans to purchase huge, durable trash cans on wheels for all households in the City. As reported by the Baltimore Sun,
The Board of Estimates, which is controlled by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, awarded the $8.9 million contract to low-bidder Schaefer Systems International of Charlotte, N.C.. The deal costs about $1 million less than city officials had anticipated.
The city expects to deliver the trash cans — which will be emblazoned with the city seal — by early next year. The 64-gallon receptacles will come with two wheels, a tight-fitting lid and a tracking device.
There will be no cost to residents for the trash cans.