Some people have strong opinions about trash cans.
how does one get 180 gallons of compacted trash from the can into the truck with out crippling the sanitation staff? [...]

i don’t like the fact that you have to pull open the hatch to drop trash in. those handles will get nasty. i don’t like them.
Truly, more trash cans around the city would be convenient in addition to locating solar-powered compacters in highly-travelled areas. But just the fact that they're closed and the wind doesn't blow the trash around makes them worth every penny. They might even be able to save some money on street cleaners.