Municipalities around the country have had to delay or reschedule trash pickup days.
Meanwhile, closed offices, stores and stadiums have been producing a lot less commercial garbage.
After nearly four months of a mandatory waste-sorting plan, the city declares better than expected results.
A few lessons were learned in Washington, D.C., from the 2013 closure.
A city plan to increase recycling and food composting is in the works.
The smart cans are meant to save time and money, but some trash collectors are skeptical.