Big Belly Solar Partners with McCarthy Capital to Accelerate Growth

Posted by Bigbelly on 12/12/19 10:02 AM

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.

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Topics: IoT, International, Partner, Sustainability, Smart Waste Benefits, Smart Cities

Talking Trash: Västerås Introduces Talking Bigbellies!

Posted by Bigbelly on 12/2/19 3:45 PM

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.

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Topics: IoT, International, Partner, Sustainability, Smart Waste Benefits, Smart Cities

Smart & Solar on Marco Island!

Posted by Bigbelly on 11/14/19 2:12 PM

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.

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Topics: Parks, Sustainability, Smart Waste Benefits, Smart Cities

Green, Clean Campus - UNCG's New Bigbelly Fleet Featured on FOX 8

Posted by Bigbelly on 11/6/19 10:37 AM

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.

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Topics: IoT, Sustainability, Smart Waste Benefits, Smart Cities, Campus

Bigbelly Partners with Telit at Mobile World Congress LA

Posted by Bigbelly on 10/18/19 10:59 AM

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.

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Topics: Event, IoT, Smart Cities, Hosted Applications

UNC Greensboro Goes Green with Bigbelly

Posted by Bigbelly on 10/17/19 11:05 AM

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.

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Topics: Sustainability, Smart Waste Benefits, Campus

MAPPA 2019 - See you in Minneapolis!

Posted by Bigbelly on 10/15/19 12:51 PM

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.

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Topics: Event, Sustainability, Smart Waste Benefits, Smart Cities, Campus

Bigbelly Featured at 5G CityView Innovation Accelerator - Dublin

Posted by Bigbelly on 10/1/19 2:48 PM

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."

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Topics: Event, IoT, Smart Cities, Hosted Applications

SeeClickFix Co-hosted Webinar: Smart Trash in a Smart City!

Posted by Bigbelly on 9/16/19 8:22 AM

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!

REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR!


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.”


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Topics: Sustainability, Smart Waste Benefits, Smart Cities

Featured: San Francisco Unveils New Smart Bigbelly Trash Cans

Posted by Bigbelly on 9/10/19 10:49 AM

JAPANTOWN COMMUNITY BENEFIT DISTRICT (JCBD) CUTS THE RIBBON!

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Topics: Event, Sustainability, Smart Waste Benefits, Smart Cities

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