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.”
WGMD 92.7: Freshly-featured this week on WGMD, The City of Rehoboth Beach, DE showcases their Bigbelly ecosystem, introduced earlier this summer. The city takes a closer look at the impact Bigbelly has made in only a few short months, turning the spotlight on Collection Efficiency, Cost-saving, Sustainability, and Beautification.
Rehoboth Beach Goes CLEAN: Using Bigbelly's CLEAN comprehensive management platform & database, Rehoboth Beach optimizes all aspects of energy use & collection scheduling.
"- the stations communicate real-time data to city staff via a mobile app. The data enables crews to avoid making trips to areas until they receive a notification that a collection is needed, she says. The network also generates reports that include maintenance needs, historical collection information by location, average time it takes for a unit to be ready for a collection and determine days and times when the units are being used the most."
We're looking forward to New York State Wireless Association's 2019 Wireless Forum taking place 6/21 in NYC. Bigbelly takes the stage alongside T-Mobile, ExteNet Systems, ZenFi Networks, and Crown Castle on Friday, June 21st to discuss the Technology and Innovations that will Bring 5G to New York. Join us for the conversation as we explore the innovative use of public right-of-way infrastructure for 5G network deployment.