Bigbelly's International Distributor, Future Street Ltd., is excited to be taking part as a sponsor in the second annual All Ireland Smart Cities Forum today in Croke Park Stadium in Dublin City. This year's event surrounds around the theme of “Shaping Smart Cities and Regions: Real World Opportunities and Challenges”.
About THE All Ireland Smart Cities Forum
The All Ireland Smart Cities Forum was founded in 2016 to promote the advancement of cities and communities and the adoption of smart solutions for urban challenges. The AISCF is a community of practice focused on the advancement of cities in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland through the deployment of, and value creation generated by, smart city programmes. The Forum is made up of city officials who have a wealth of knowledge and experience of the evolving smart city agenda, and the opportunities this provides for future growth and investment. Our primary objective is that this will be a cooperative Forum for the advancement of smart city agendas across all partner cities. (Source: AISCF)
Smart Waste for Smart Cities
Aligning with AISCF's defined characteristics of a Smart City, smart waste management both provides better, more efficient public services and promotes innovative solutions to existing and future challenges related to growing urbanization and resource strain. Ireland has readily adopted Bigbelly's smart waste management in a number of communities evolving and adopting smart bins in Dublin and beyond.
Municipalities and communities located in Ireland can learn more by contacting the Future Street Ltd. team by phone at 00353 87 9864937 or by email at Don@Kyron.ie.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Named Most Efficient Global Municipality with Bigbelly
A destination port town in close proximity to Dublin city center, Dún Laoghaire regularly encounters large volumes of people and public space waste. Keeping up with the waste created by residents, businesses and, and influx of tourists served difficult for the port community as their litter bins filled more frequently than they could be collected – leading to overflows and streetscape litter.
Coupled with Ireland’s unpredictable weather, it was an impossible task to know when bins required emptying. Dún Laoghaire Council deployed Bigbelly as an innovative approach to do more with fewer resources. Since installation, the council has improved the efficiency of its public waste collection service by 85%, reduced related operational costs by 75%, and ensures overall cleaner streets and public spaces.