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"Council introduces smart bins to Bondi: IoT Awards finalist partners with Solar Bins Australia to deploy fleet"

Posted by Bigbelly on 6/9/17 2:21 PM

Congratulations to Waverley Municipal Council for being selected project winner for government category of the inaugural Australian IoT Awards 2017!  Check out all the winners, here.

The IoT project entry "Bondi’s new solar bins – Litter prevention powered by the sun" is top ranking in the Government caterogy with their "network of [Bigbelly] internet-connected smart bins that automatically compact internal garbage and send alerts via SMS and email when they’re full." Story originally published on IoT Hub Australia:


Connected rubbish bins have quickly gained popularity as a smart city application, and Waverley Council has deemed the technology worthy of Australia’s most iconic beach.

Spread across Bondi Beach and Bondi Junction, 42 [Bigbelly] solar-powered smart bins supplied by Solar Bins Australia have been deployed, marking it as the largest council fleet of the bins in the country.

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Topics: Municipality

"ShopRite talking trash to honor Earth Day"

Posted by Bigbelly on 4/22/17 10:04 AM

Congrats to Village Supermarkets and ShopRite for deploying a smarter way to manage front-of-house waste and recycling operations! In honor of Earth Day 2017, this retailer took the time to showcase their commitment to sustainability while increasing productivity. Read on for great local coverage from Greater Morristown, New Jersey as published on USA Today

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Topics: Recycling, Retail, Grocerants, Productivity, Sustainability

"Enabling smart cities with smart wireless infrastructure"

Posted by Bigbelly on 4/19/17 8:04 AM

Communities and solution providers share the challenge of how and where to deploy Smart City solutions and communications infrastructure in the public right-of-way without additional clutter or negative aesthetic impact.

Bigbelly provides a public right-of-way platform to deliver Smart City solutions and host communications infrastructure. Connect is a platform deployed in the public right-of-way that delivers much more than smart waste & recycling. In addition to modernizing a core city service, it is optimal for hosting additional technologies. It is easy to access and can hide technology in plain sight.

Read on to "Learn how JMA Wireless is hiding equipment in plain [sight] to speed up adoption of smart city and IoT Solutions" as published in RCR Wireless News.

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Topics: Smart Cities, IoT, Community, Municipality

"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

Bigbelly Smart Waste & Recycling Systems Captured Over 112 Million Gallons of Public Space Waste Last Year

Posted by Bigbelly on 2/7/17 8:05 AM


Bigbelly Unveils Top 2016 Successes for Optimized Collections & Recycling Diversion

Needham, MA / February 7, 2017 – Bigbelly, Inc., the world leading Smart City Solutions Provider specializing in smart waste and recycling systems, revealed that a total of 112,119,235 gallons of public space waste was successfully contained in their connected systems last year. Bigbelly is proud to empower customers across fifty countries to manage this core city service in a smarter, data-driven, sustainable manner while creating the cleaner, more desirable streetscapes of today and tomorrow.

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Topics: Private Sector, Smart Cities, Urban Waste Management, Community, Municipality, Higher Education

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

Bigbelly offers a multi-purpose platform for building smarter cities. We are uniquely positioned as a public right-of-way platform that modernizes public space waste management, delivers Smart City solutions, and hosts communications infrastructure. Join us as we think Beyond the Bin!

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