The bins were part of the county's $6.2 million streetscape renewal project in Baileys Crossroads. Bins installed at about 200 bus stops in other "commercial revitalization districts" -- in Springfield, Annandale and along Route 1 -- have similar trash collection problems, county officials said.
The revitalization funds, which were raised through county bonds, cover such one-time costs as new sidewalks, street signs and bus shelters along roads in the area. But no money was set aside for weekly garbage collection, county officials said. Nor was an agreement made with Metro.