i gotta give it up to toronto
they have a difficult problem in this city because of the extreme weather,
they also want to be green.
however with an open lid, not only can wind blow the trash out of the can, but snow can fill it up.
with this ingenious design you open the lid by stepping on the lever with your foot (which is also far more sanitary than most other trash bins), and if you have recycleables you slide them into the slot.
not only does the city achieve their goal (clean city streets) but the citizens dont foul their hands in the process. bravo, TO!