NEEDHAM, MA — December 12, 2019 — Bigbelly Solar, the global leader in smart waste solutions for public spaces, announced today that it has partnered with McCarthy Capital to recapitalize the Company and provide further cash investment to accelerate growth. McCarthy Capital, a private equity firm headquartered in Omaha, NE, manages more than $1 billion of investment capital across its portfolio of companies and specializes in growing businesses in partnership with management teams.
Västerås, Sweden - Ever wonder what a Bigbelly is thinking? How "smart" are these street-side Smart Waste monsters? Now Sweden can talk some serious trash with a Bigbelly right in their neighborhood! Feed a Bigbelly its favorite lunch, and it'll share a fun fact about Sustainability.
Marco Island, FL: Announced in June 2019, Marco Island's inaugural fleet of Bigbelly Solar Smart Waste Stations would be on their way, and the City was thrilled to go solar! And just this past week, the fleet was officially installed across Winterberry Beach, Tigertail Beach, South Beach, and Caxambas Boat Park. Marco Island's leadership team followed the in the footsteps of Delray Beach, having been delighted by their results.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Deployed just last month, UNC Greensboro's inaugural fleet of Bigbelly Smart Waste & Recycling stations (see article) are picking up press! UNCG deployed Bigbelly's smart compactors in their efforts to reduce carbon footprint, and to keep a clean and safe campus for students & UNGC community members.
Bigbelly extends its smart waste and recycling system to host wireless communications and IoT infrastructure. In partnership with Telit, Bigbelly showcases the Telebelly, a multi-purpose Smart City Platform for deploying Small Cell in the public right-of-way.
Los Angeles, CA: Bigbelly, the world leading Smart City Solutions Provider specializing in smart waste and recycling systems, highlights its multi-purpose platform at Mobile World Congress Los Angeles, and demonstrates how to leverage core waste infrastructure as a host for wireless and telecommunications technologies. Telit will preview Bigbelly’s telecom cabinet and its capability as a multi-purpose Smart City platform at its booth (GSMA Innovation City - South Hall, Stand 1762).
Communities and solution providers share the challenge of how and where to deploy Smart City solutions and communications equipment in the public right-of-way without creating additional clutter or negative aesthetic impact. Cellular coverage and capacity deficits are increasingly common in dense urban locations where people gather – sidewalks, parks, transit stations, venues, and waterfront communities. Installed densely throughout these public spaces, Bigbelly stations collect waste to help keep communities clean. It is now possible to leverage this critical city waste footprint as a telecommunications siting platform to host DAS, Small Cell, Wi-Fi, and other IoT or Smart City infrastructure.
University of North Carolina, Greensboro: This week, fueled by student & staff initiatives, UNC Greensboro deployed their inaugural fleet of Bigbelly Smart Waste stations. Funded by a grant from the 'UNCG Green Fund', the University brought the technology to campus for Bigbelly's three core tenets: Sustainability, Operational Efficiency, and Beautification. UNCG prioritized this initiative to improve support for their Facilities Services labor force, reduce carbon footprint, increase waste diversion rate, and help to keep the campus beautiful, clean, and safe.
Minneapolis, MN: Bigbelly is exhibiting at the MAPPA 2019 Annual Conference, and would love to see you there! MAPPA (Midwest Chapter of APPA) brings together the region's forerunners in Educational Facilities at all levels. This annual event welcomes leaders from across the industry who prioritize innovation, best practices, and improving operations for their respective facilities and institutions.
Dublin, Ireland: Bigbelly’s Information & Communication Technology group is excited to take part in the upcoming 5G CityView Innovation Accelerator.
Held by the City Innovators Forum from October 7-9, this by-invitation event is the first of its kind.
"In this Accelerator, convened by the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard and hosted by Dublin City Council, you will meet and learn from global experts on 5G, including leading academics, industry experts and cities like your own, who have or will be rolling out 5G pilots and platforms."
Join Bigbelly, SeeClickFix, and the City of Cambridge for a co-hosted webinar:
SMART TRASH IN A SMART CITY
Tune in Wednesday, September 25th at 2:00 PM EST to learn all about Bigbelly & SeeClickFix's API Integration in Cambridge, MA. Presented by Dan Rivello, 311 Project Manager for the City of Cambridge, learn how & why the City integrated SeeClickFix and Bigbelly, and the tremendous results to the community.
Learn how you can introduce your own Smart City Solution with Bigbelly & SeeClickFix!
About the Integration: Bigbelly & SeeClickFix
This February, 2019, Bigbelly announced the launch of the CLEAN API (Application Program Interface), which allows developers to integrate with CLEAN's leading edge software management platform. SeeClickFix, the preeminent platform for non-emergency repair requests and data, was the first to integrate with CLEAN's API.
Now integrated with Bigbelly's API, cities who already use SeeClickFix can receive & process notifications about their Bigbelly stations through that platform. The same system in which they manage public service requests provides real-time Bigbelly alerts. The rich public service request data collected by SeeClickFix now includes waste collection and Bigbelly usage information!
Cambridge, Massachusetts is one of the first cities to deploy the Bigbelly-SeeClickFix integration. “As longtime partners of both Bigbelly and SeeClickFix, we are thrilled that these tools are now integrated to be even more user friendly for our day-to-day operations,” commented Dan Riviello, 311 Project Manager, who advocated for Cambridge’s use of the integration.
“For a department like ours that uses many technology platforms, the ability for systems to communicate with each other is important,” said John Fitzgerald, Environmental Services Manager at Cambridge Public Works. “The new integration between Bigbelly and SeeClickFix has further streamlined the way we process requests and dispatch crews for core services like waste bin collections.”