Omnichannel Retail and Emptying the Trash – Huh?

Posted by Bigbelly on 11/2/17 8:42 AM

The genie has been out of the bottle for a while. Customers are looking to purchase from their preferred channels, on their terms, and there is no turning back. Even with Amazon’s success, they recognized that a single online channel will not suffice, hence the opening of brick and mortar book stores, Amazon Go, and now the purchase of Whole Foods Market. Progressive Grocers’ article on omnichannel was certainly an eyeopener for me: 

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Topics: Private Sector

"Bigbelly Bins Cleaning Up in Croydon" | Smart Bins Cut Collections from 10,000 to 2600

Posted by Bigbelly on 10/25/17 8:19 AM

Smart communities in the United Kingdom are full speed ahead in adoption of industry-leading smart waste management practices and techniques. Recently, Bigbelly's International Distribution Partner for the UK, Egbert Taylor Group, has highlighted the innovations in waste collections in the City of London, a deployment showcase in Newham Council where resources saving and litter-free public spaces are key, just to name a few.

The most recent community to deploy the Bigbelly smart waste system is Croydon Council which recently announced a £1.3 million investment in cleaning up their streetscape, aoriginally published in Waste Management World

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Topics: Smart Cities, International

Trash Duty, True Confessions - How Long Does It Really Take to Empty The Trash?

Posted by Bigbelly on 10/24/17 8:42 AM

We are excited to introduce a new blog series by Bigbelly’s Director of Private Sector Solutions, Mark Koeck. Mark is an enthusiastic champion of helping organizations transform their front-of-house waste and recycling operations by using technology as a catalyst for change.

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Topics: Private Sector

"Trash bin Wi-Fi serves shoppers in Singapore"

Posted by Bigbelly on 10/19/17 8:37 AM

"Trash bin Wi-Fi" - It may sound like a fictional invention from a sci-fi movie... but it's here today.

Trash is, and always has been, a core service that needs to be delivered to a community, retailer, or campus. Bigbelly modernizes this core service delivery by providing smart, compacting, solar-powered stations that hold more and optimize waste management practices and routine across the world. The connected system communicates over cellular networks to report its real-time status into a centralized software which sends notifications and logs data for analysis and reporting.

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Topics: Smart Cities, Community, Core City Services, Wi-Fi

Managing Trash & Recycling On Campus || "Solar-powered Compactors at East Stroudsburg University"

Posted by Bigbelly on 10/17/17 9:56 AM

The East Stroudsburg University campus has captured, contained, and collected 13,680 gallons of waste in their Bigbelly smart waste and recycling system over the past 12 months.

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Topics: Recycling, Higher Education, College, Productivity

Bigbelly Awarded $5.7 Million Contract with Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative (IPHEC)

Posted by Bigbelly on 10/16/17 10:14 AM

University of Illinois at Chicago, the first state university in the cooperative to take advantage of the contract, is deploying a fleet of 116 double high capacity compactors for trash and single-stream recycling across campus

Needham, Mass., October 16, 2017Bigbelly, Inc., the world leading Smart City Solutions Provider specializing in smart waste and recycling systems, today announced that it was awarded a contract with the Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative (IPHEC) – the contracting vehicle for all 13 Illinois state universities – valued at $5.7 million. Under the contract, Bigbelly will provide access up to 500 Bigbelly smart waste and recycling across any and all of the universities.

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Topics: Community, Recycling, Higher Education

Bigbelly Helps to Reduce the Impact of Waste at Music Festival in Sydney, Australia

Posted by Bigbelly on 10/12/17 8:11 AM

This is a republication from Bigbelly International Distribution Partner, Solar Bins Australia. Find the original here.


Bigbelly is a solar-powered waste compactor that is revolutionising waste management worldwide. Once the rubbish inside a Bigbelly reaches a certain level, sensors inside trigger a compaction. This means that by the time the station is full, the total volume captured is 5 times more than that of a 120L wheelie bin! The Bigbelly even lets you know it is ready for collection via form of a text message or email, meaning collections only need to be made when a waste station is full. How’s that for intelligent waste?

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Topics: International, Productivity

"Bigbelly Solar Smart Bins Crushing it in Newham, London"

Posted by Bigbelly on 10/11/17 8:03 AM

Innovation in waste management is a growing trend in the United Kingdom where more councils are adopting transformative technologies and solutions to keep their communities clean while increasing productivity of this core service. Bigbelly International Distribution Partner for the UK, Egbert Taylor Group, has recently reflected on the world of waste collection has dramatically changed over the past half century and how "techcnology has a big part to play in the modern streetscene strategy." 

Read on to learn about one local British community - Newham Council in London - is implmenting a smarter way to manage public space waste with Bigbelly, as originally published in Waste Management World:


Newham Council in London, UK has switched to smart bin manufacturer Bigbelly’s fill-level monitoring and solar compacting bins and installed 26 smart stations.

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Topics: Smart Cities, Community, Core City Services, International

Join Bigbelly’s Sustainability in Higher Education Discussion at AASHE Conference & Expo 2017

Posted by Bigbelly on 10/10/17 11:12 AM

Just a few more days until the 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo (October 15-18, 2017 in San Antonio, TX)! We are excited to the take the stage at AASHE on day two to inspire higher education institutions stakeholders who are dedicated to global sustainability transformation.

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Topics: Community, Higher Education, Sustainability

The Great Ocean Road to Smarter Waste Management in Australia

Posted by Bigbelly on 10/9/17 2:03 PM

This is a republication of an article by Leon Hayes, Founder & CEO at Solar Bins Australia, Bigbelly's official international distribution partner. Original publication can be found here. Enjoy!

Recently we had the pleasure and privilege to deploy our Bigbelly Solar smart waste management solution along the Great Ocean Road of Australia. The deployment for Surf Coast Shire in Lorne, Victoria was representative of a series of firsts for Smart Waste in Australia.

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Topics: Smart Cities, Community, International