Top 25 Smart College Campus Deployments with Highest Diversion Ratios -- 2016 in Review

Posted by Bigbelly on 1/31/17 11:05 AM

As we look back at 2016 and ahead into 2017, we reflect on and are inspired by our customer successes. We are excited to unveil the Top 25 Highest Recycling & Compost Diversion Ratios from College and University Deployments.  Congratulations to each and every one of these college and universities! We could not be more proud to be a part of these organizations' success in achieving goals related to public space recycling diversion to create a more sustainable community for today and tomorrow.

1. University of California - Merced (CA , United States) - 69% of Waste was Diverted from the Landfill!

2. University of California - San Francisco (CA, United States)

3. University of Washington - Seattle (WA, United States)

4. University of California - Berkeley (CA, United States)

5. University of California - Santa Barbara (CA, United States)

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Topics: Recycling, Compost, Higher Education, College, University, Diversion Ratio

Student-Led Eco Impact at The University of British Columbia

Posted by Bigbelly on 10/17/14 3:02 PM

A student elevated his interest for sustainability initiatives to fruition at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus. Each year, the college opts to pursue some type of sustainability initiatives but it is difficult for the staff to keep track of everything available. When Joshua walked around campus and garbage bins were full, he thought of the Bigbelly solar compactors seen in a local town. The university worked with this student to deliver this sustainability opportunity to campus. The campus courtyard is the “epicenter” to optimize reduction in pickup frequency, which has changed from waste pick up every day to only once a week. When a passion hits home, students really can make a difference and an environmental impact!

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Topics: Recycling, Higher Education, College, Sustainability