Some Roanoke trash cans are giving you a bit of a history lesson. You may know about the solar panel trash cans, but if you look a little closer you'll get a lesson about the neighborhood.

“I think it's important for us to say rooted somehow and to understand that there are these connections that kind of root our understanding of present reality,” said Matt Ames.

The trash cans also feature artwork that ties into the city's history.
Also on the can, information about where other artwork trash cans are located.