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How do they keep trash cans at beaches from washing out to sea during high tide?

Q. How are you able to stabilize the trash cans in the sand at beaches and keep them from washing out to sea during high tide?

A. “Currently we place our trash cans close to the dunes,” said Michael Cramer, Carolina Beach town manager. “ That area is out of reach of the tide. We are also going to test an anchoring system and tether before the start of the tourist season. If the test works, than it will keep our cans close to the dunes and beachgoers won’t be able to move them.”

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2 Responses to “ How do they keep trash cans at beaches from washing out to sea during high tide?”

  1. On February 5, 2014 at 8:09 pm Jean Welch wrote:

    Thanks for your response! Am I the only person who has asked this question? I am a retired school administrator from Virginia and was intrigued to see them still in place each day. I am amazed that you don’t lose them during a major storm at high tide!

  2. On February 6, 2014 at 10:56 am Si Cantwell wrote:

    So far, you are the first. But then I got curious about the answer. Thanks for using MyReporter!