Sixty recently installed trash and recycling receptacles that look and act smart will change how Facilities Management talks trash, as well as how the unit manages waste on campus. The receptacles are high-tech, solar enabled, connected trash and recycling receptacles that can communicate directly with Facilities Management. Designed with several sustainable features in mind, including a solar-powered smart communication system that alerts Facilities Management when its’s full, these are no ordinary receptacles.
We're excited to welcome Colorado State University as one of the latest campuses to deploy the Bigbelly smart waste and recycling system! These smart units, located up and down the Spine, capture both landfill and recycling waste streams at each location. All units in the fleet call into Bigbelly's CLEAN software to notify campus collectors when they are each full and ready to be collected.
Kudos to this forward-thinking institution for their adoption of smarter waste management practices - we can't wait to see CSU's success with the system! Read on for a article published in the university's local news publication - The Rocky Mountain Collegian - highlighting their smart new program:
Bigbelly's smart waste and recycling bins offer a unique and very visible opportunity to display artwork to enhance community aesthetics and impress a sense of appreciation for creativity. Bins are customizable with full graphic wraps (check out this group of local artists in Philadelphia that recently overtook commercial bin advertising to display a variety of works of art) or message panels on the sides for a bit more flexibility.
Colleges and universities embrace smart waste management on campus to reap the benefits of increased beautification and campus cleanliness to productivity gains and resource reallocation. Most commonly the motivations are underpinned by meaningful sustainability benefits - uniform recycling stream, increased recycling diversion, decreased environmental footprint by way of reduced collection, achieving zero waste, etc.
In a continuation of its sustainability efforts, Lehigh has installed 25 new sets of solar-powered waste and recycling bins across campus after a pilot program in Farrington Square proved successful.
Join Bigbelly and educational facilities leaders at APPA 2018 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Washington, D.C. from August 3-5, 2018. APPA's annual conference is the platform for discussion, information share, networking, and much more! Join us and educational colleagues for this distinctive international event to discover best practices used by the profession's most recognized and talented educational facilities leaders. Attendees convene to identify and discuss the most current and pressing challenges facing educational facilities, and determine the common path forward. We are excited to be moderating a panel discussion among higher education facilities leaders on the role that smart waste solutions play in transforming campus waste and recycling services.
In most communities, demonstrated commitment to sustainability is not limited to a singular Earth Day but rather is engrained in the fiber of the city, county, or campus - consider it Earth Day Every Day. There are programs, ordinances, and missions designed to reduce, reuse, and recycle; to efficiently capture and collect trash; all while diverting as much waste as possible from landfills as a pledge to improve the lives of constituents and the environment for generations to come.
We celebrate Earth Day Every Day by recognizing our customers who are making a difference in sustainability and environmental protection through their use of Bigbelly's smart waste management solution. We are excited to announce the Top 25 Highest Recycling & Compost Diversion Ratios from Smart Campus Deployments. Congratulations to each and every one of these colleges and universities for their commitment to recycling and sustainability. We could not be more proud to be a part of these universities' success in achieving goals related to recycling diversion to create a more sustainable campus today and tomorrow.
Bigbelly is excited to be a sponsor the 2018 ILAPPA Annual Conference hosted at the University of Chicago. The Illinois Chapter of APPA (ILAPPA) brings together the area's Leaders in Educational Facilities. This annual event welcomes leaders from across the state who focus on innovations, best practices, and how to improve operations for their respective facilities and institutions.
Visit Bigbelly's table on Friday, March 23 to learn about how our smart waste & recycling system is making a meaningful impact at colleges and universities both across the nation and right in Chicago, and how it can benefit your campus and community.
Navy Pier, University of Illinois at Chicago, Cedar Point Amusement Park adopt and expand the Bigbelly system; Bigbelly received $5.7 million contract with the Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative