The city is expecting to have more reports of damaged rollout containers in the coming years.
That’s because many of the rollouts have been around nine years, and their life expectancy is six.
“With time, they get frail,” said Alvin Jiron, manager of the city’s solid waste department. “The lids break off; that’s the first thing to go.”
A couple of weeks ago, the city received a shipment of 100 new containers. By Monday, 30 had already been sent to households needing them.