Report questions value of Philly solar compactors

In this Monday, July 20, 2009 photo people pass by a solar-powered trash compactor called a BigBelly, right, in Philadelphia. The city has replaced the trash bins with high-tech compactors, which use solar energy to condense trash cutting down collection trips. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

July 13, 2010 6:05:46 AM PDT
The city controller's office in Philadelphia is questioning the value of solar trash compactors installed downtown last summer.