The director of Public Works said demand just came too quickly, and he ordered 5,000 to be trashed.
After the city handed out new 'Supercans' earlier this year, many have complained that the old ones have been lying around for weeks, though the city promised to remove them.
Mayor Vincent Gray wants to provide D.C. residents with trash and recycling bins double the size of current models, and while many applaud the effort, some would rather that money go elsewhere.
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