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9.3.3 Seasonal Color
Planter baskets should be utilized on the street lights to add vertical color. Additional container plantings placed near benches and at corners would help to soften the environment downtown and add visual interest. New fabrication techniques also make container plantings lower maintenance by utilizing self-watering techniques.
9.3.4 Trash & Recycling
Patrons have come to expect recycling services in downtown environments and combination trash & recycling receptacles are becoming commonplace in urban settings. Receptacle design should coordinate with the styling of the benches.
S S Varied use of seasonal color — Blacksburg, VA
String lights can be placed in street trees, or over White Street to add ambiance and charm.
S S Solar powered
S S Combined
recycling and trash compactors — Charlotte, NC
recycling and trash receptacle — Durham, NC
S S Year-round string lights in street trees — Albemarle, NC
S S String lights give ambiance to public space — Davidson, NC
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