DETROIT (AP) – DTE Energy Co. plans to install solar-powered trash compactors and recycling units near its headquarters in downtown Detroit.

The utility says Thursday that the Bigbelly units are expected to arrive this summer.

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DTE plans to install seven of the units that collect and compact trash on site and also gather aluminum and plastic containers for recycling.

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Waste Management of Michigan Inc. will install and maintain them.

The pilot program supports DTE’s Energize Detroit neighborhood revitalization initiative. If successful, the program could be expanded to other areas.

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