This design aim to solve three problems that were existing on the current cigarette receptacle in Edmonton.
First problem is the cleaning issue. The city government have to melt the door at the bottom of the current cigarette on the body to prevent people from damaging the door to get the cigarette inside. Therefore, the cleaner have to use a vacuum to clean the cigarette from the open top. Because of the rain and snow inside the cigarette, it is impossible to clean the cigarette. Therefore, the new design should have a secure and hard open system so that people are not able to break them. Also, the new receptacle should be easy to clean and weatherproof.
Second problem is that people try to break the back support of the receptacle so that it falls from the pole. The new design should have a better connection system so that the receptacle stays on the pole.