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"Bigbelly has big impact on Athens" | Introducing Public Space Recycling in Athens, Ohio

Posted by Bigbelly on 3/13/17 12:04 PM

Athens, Ohio is a historic college town (home to Ohio University), located in the southeast region of the state and home to a population of approximately 25,000. The city deployed the Bigbelly smart waste and recycling system with the motivations of introducing recycling to public spaces while optimizing the collection routine in the Court Street area.

The city was collecting waste bins in the area 7x per week before Bigbelly and has reduced their collection frequency by nearly 85% to 1.1x per week on average. By introducing recycling to public spaces by using dual-stream smart stations, Athens has achieved a 47% recycling diversion rate in 2017 to date.

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Topics: Community, Municipality, Core City Services

Industry Watch: "Engaging with the Industrial IoT Ecosystem"

Posted by Bigbelly on 3/1/17 4:02 PM

In October 2016, Bigbelly participated at IoT Solutions World Congress at the Fira Barcelona as a speaker on multiple plenary and panel sessions. This IoT event of the year brought together thought leaders shaping the IoT and Smart Cities industry of today and tomorrow. The Industrial Internet Consortium and Fira Venue jointly produced the 2016 event for its second year in Barcelona.

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Topics: Event, Smart Cities, IoT

"Montclair Goes Smart with Waste Management" | Revitalizing the Downtown District and Keeping Litter Contained in New Jersey

Posted by Bigbelly on 2/28/17 10:35 AM

One of the latest municipalities to change their space with the Bigbelly system is the Township of Montclair in Essex County, New Jersey. This 40,000 resident township is located about 20 miles northwest of New York City, well-know to be home to baseball legend Yogi Berra, and home to Montclair State University.

Town leadership deployed the Bigbelly system to better manage public space waste in the Montclair Center area, the townships's main commercial zone. In 2015, Montclair Center won the Great American Main Street Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation which recognizes "communities exemplyfing the use of the Main Street Approach to revitalization of their traditional downtowns and/or neighborhood business districts." 

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Topics: Community, Municipality, Core City Services, BIDs

"Facility Services Bigbelly Trash Compactors handled 100,580 gallons of waste in 2016" at LSU

Posted by Bigbelly on 2/13/17 3:23 PM

Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA) is among the ranks of college and university campuses making a meaningful, measurable impact with their Bigbelly smart waste and recycling system. LSU recently unveiled their successes in waste containment from last year after their smart system's install in January 2016. With a motivation to reduce waste collection costs and promote recycling to the student body and staff, the Office of Facility Services has championed their great success with system to date. Way to go, LSU community!

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Topics: Recycling, College, University

"Freedom camping problems solved" | Smarter Waste Management in New Zealand

Posted by Bigbelly on 2/9/17 11:19 AM

Smart waste systems deployed by Dunedin City Council in Warrington, New Zealand are making the camping grounds notably cleaners for residents and visitors alike.

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Topics: Parks, New Zealand

Industry Read: "Our cities are getting smarter and you probably didn’t even notice"

Posted by Bigbelly on 2/4/17 3:28 PM
 
 
"The term “smart cities” conjures up images of futuresque , Minority Report-style communities in which every car is autonomous, advertisements recognize and follow you wherever you go, and police officers fly around on jetpacks. But a lot of smart innovations are more subtle than that—and are already working in major US cities. [...]
 
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Topics: Smart Cities, Partner

Top 25 Most Efficient Smart College & University Deployments -- 2016 in Review

Posted by Bigbelly on 1/31/17 11:43 AM

As we look back at 2016 and ahead into 2017, we reflect on and are inspired by our customer successes. We are excited to unveil the Top 25 Most Efficient College and University Deployments Using the Bigbelly Smart Waste & Recycling System.  

Congratulations to each and every one of these college and universities, their student body, staff, and faculty! These higher education instutions are power users of their smart waste system and are taking full advantage of data-driven waste management across campus!

1. University of Alberta (AB, Canada) - 91% Average Efficiency for 2016!

2. University of CaliforniaBerkeley (CA, United States)

3. University of CaliforniaSan Diego (CA, United States)

4. University of Illinois at Chicago (IL, United States)

5. University of North Texas (TX, United States)

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Topics: Community, Higher Education, College, Optimization, Efficiency

Top 25 Most Efficient Smart City Deployments -- 2016 in Review

Posted by Bigbelly on 1/31/17 11:20 AM

As we look back at 2016 and ahead into 2017, we reflect on and are inspired by our customer successes. We are excited to unveil the Top 25 Most Efficient Smart City Deployments Using the Bigbelly Smart Waste & Recycling System.  Congratulations to each and every one of these cities, towns, parks and transit systems, business improvement districts, other public spaces for constituent enjoyment and their impacted communities! These cities and entites within are power users of their smart waste system and are taking full advantage of data-driven waste management across city limits.

1. Thayer Street District Management Authority, RI (United States) - 99% Average Efficiency for 2016!

2. Cheshire West and Chester Council, England (United Kingdom) 

3. Brighton and Hove Council, England (United Kingdom)

4. DunLaoghaire Rathdown Council, Dublin (Ireland)

5. Gravesham Borough Council, England (United Kingdom)

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Topics: Smart Cities, Municipality, Transit, Optimization, BIDs, Parks, Efficiency

Top 25 Smart College Campus Deployments with Highest Diversion Ratios -- 2016 in Review

Posted by Bigbelly on 1/31/17 11:05 AM

As we look back at 2016 and ahead into 2017, we reflect on and are inspired by our customer successes. We are excited to unveil the Top 25 Highest Recycling & Compost Diversion Ratios from College and University Deployments.  Congratulations to each and every one of these college and universities! We could not be more proud to be a part of these organizations' success in achieving goals related to public space recycling diversion to create a more sustainable community for today and tomorrow.

1. University of California - Merced (CA , United States) - 69% of Waste was Diverted from the Landfill!

2. University of California - San Francisco (CA, United States)

3. University of Washington - Seattle (WA, United States)

4. University of California - Berkeley (CA, United States)

5. University of California - Santa Barbara (CA, United States)

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Topics: Recycling, Compost, Higher Education, College, University, Diversion Ratio

Top 25 Smart City Deployments with Highest Diversion Ratios -- 2016 in Review

Posted by Bigbelly on 1/31/17 11:04 AM

As we look back at 2016 and ahead into 2017, we reflect on and are inspired by our customer successes. We are excited to unveil the Top 25 Highest Recycling & Compost Diversion Ratios from Smart City Deployments.  Congratulations to each and every one of these cities, towns, parks and transit systems, business improvement districts, other public spaces for constituent enjoyment and their impacted communities! We could not be more proud to be a part of these municipalities' success in achieving goals related to public space recycling diversion to create a more sustainable community for today and tomorrow.

1. City of Santa Clarita, CA (United States) - 66% of Waste was Diverted from the Landfill!

2. City of Burlington, VT (United States)

3. Santa Clarita Transit, CA (United States)

4. City of San Diego, CA (United States)

5. City of Louisville, KY (United States)

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Topics: Smart Cities, Recycling, Municipality, Compost, Transit, Diversion Ratio, BIDs, Parks

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