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Garbage monsters: Willmar's downtown gets new garbage cans

Erica Dischino / Tribune Curt Hein of Willmar Public Works lines up the monster-themed garbage bins that will replace the old metal garbage bins in downtown Willmar.1 / 4
Erica Dischino / Tribune Curt Hein of Willmar Public Works carries one of the 10 new garbage cans onto Fourth Street Southwest in downtown Willmar. The brightly colored bins will replace the metal bins downtown, which have been used for around a decade. 2 / 4
Erica Dischino / Tribune Brightly colored monsters cover the surface of new lightweight garbage cans that will replace the metal bins in downtown Willmar. 3 / 4
Erica Dischino / Tribune Curt Hein of Willmar Public Works works to replace the metal garbage bins with monster-themed garbage bins Oct. 4 in downtown Willmar. 4 / 4

WILLMAR — Brightly colored monsters cover the surface of new lightweight garbage cans that will replace the metal bins in downtown Willmar. Employees of the Willmar Public Works Department replaced a total of 10 cans on Litchfield Avenue and Fourth Street Southwest last week.

Sarah Swedburg, Willmar city planner, said that replacing the garbage cans is one of the many improvements they are working on for the downtown district.

"We wanted to make the garbage cans more family-friendly and invite people to use them," she said.

The monster graphics were locally made by Pat's Graphics and the cans were contracted through Miller Sanitation.

Erica Dischino

Erica Dischino is the photographer for the West Central Tribune. Hailing from northern New Jersey, she graduated from Ithaca College in central New York with a bachelors in Journalism and Photography. Follow her on Instagram.

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