The City of Orlando is taking steps forward in their commitment to make their community green and smart. Motivated by the prospect of adding recycling to their public space waste infrastructure, the City has deployed the Bigbelly system in their downtown area to capture recycables while pedestrians are on-the-go.
The New York Metro recently interviewed Rick Simeone, director of the pest control services within the NYC's Department of Health. Some may know Simeone better by how the Mayor's Office has referered to him... "the Rat Whisperer." With 20 years on the job, he is the expert in all topics related to rats in NYC. He and his team are responsible for handling New York’s rat population where he says the "biggest challenge when trying to control how many rats run amok is how fast the rodents multiply."
Topics: Core City Services
November 15th marks America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative, dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.
Nearly half of all connected Bigbelly deployments feature multiple waste streams (landfill trash, recycling, and compost) with a common goal of introducing and/or increasing public space recycling. In 2016 alone, Bigbelly’s customers with recycling and compost diverted 17,440,225 gallons (66,018,433 liters) from landfills across the world.
To help reach its goal of zero waste by 2020, the University of Florida is on its way to replacing nearly 300 traditional open top waste bins located in high volume and high profile locations with Bigbelly’s Smart Waste and Recycling System.
The Bigbelly team is packing their bags and getting ready to head to Barcelona, Spain next week (November 14 to 16) for the annual Smart City Expo World Congress - the global summit on smart urban development, planning, and management! Cutting-edge smart cities, ecosystem of partners, visionaries and thought leaders shaping the smart cities of both today and tomorrow will convene at the Fira Gran Via Barcelona for the congress and expo.
The genie has been out of the bottle for a while. Customers are looking to purchase from their preferred channels, on their terms, and there is no turning back. Even with Amazon’s success, they recognized that a single online channel will not suffice, hence the opening of brick and mortar book stores, Amazon Go, and now the purchase of Whole Foods Market. Progressive Grocers’ article on omnichannel was certainly an eyeopener for me: http://bit.ly/2yAqtLz
Topics: Private Sector
Smart communities in the United Kingdom are full speed ahead in adoption of industry-leading smart waste management practices and techniques. Recently, Bigbelly's International Distribution Partner for the UK, Egbert Taylor Group, has highlighted the innovations in waste collections in the City of London, a deployment showcase in Newham Council where resources saving and litter-free public spaces are key, just to name a few.
The most recent community to deploy the Bigbelly smart waste system is Croydon Council which recently announced a £1.3 million investment in cleaning up their streetscape, as originally published in Waste Management World:
We are excited to introduce a new blog series by Bigbelly’s Director of Private Sector Solutions, Mark Koeck. Mark is an enthusiastic champion of helping organizations transform their front-of-house waste and recycling operations by using technology as a catalyst for change.
Topics: Private Sector
"Trash bin Wi-Fi" - It may sound like a fictional invention from a sci-fi movie... but it's here today.
Trash is, and always has been, a core service that needs to be delivered to a community, retailer, or campus. Bigbelly modernizes this core service delivery by providing smart, compacting, solar-powered stations that hold more and optimize waste management practices and routine across the world. The connected system communicates over cellular networks to report its real-time status into a centralized software which sends notifications and logs data for analysis and reporting.
The East Stroudsburg University campus has captured, contained, and collected 13,680 gallons of waste in their Bigbelly smart waste and recycling system over the past 12 months.