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West Village Corrugated Can, Anthropologie, ash can, expensive trash cans

Want to bring a piece of NYC nostalgia into your home? Look no further than this “handmade” pre-rusted trashcan, available for the very reasonable price of $99.95 (down from $148!) at Anthropologie.

Benjamin Miller, former planning policy director for the city sanitation department, told DNAinfo that the “West Village Corrugated Can” resembles the metal trash receptacles the entire city used (i.e. not just the West Village) up until 1969. They were called “ash cans,” as they collected the wood and coal used to heat homes at the time, and were certainly not trendy or valuable.

Is it worth $100?

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