Chicago is looking into purchasing 56 blast resistant trash containers. These containers will aide in reducing the number of fatalities, injuries, and any structural damages. Contractors who are interested in bidding on these services must provide evidence of testing of explosive devices.
Deputy mayoral press secretary Jennifer Hoyle has said that these are replacements for blast resistant trash cans that the city already owns and will be placed in high risk areas around the city.
The City of Chicago’s plan to keep the trash containers in place is a different approach than New York City’s. New York City removes all trash containers during major events such as New Year’s Eve.
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