Solar-Powered Bins Have an Appetite for Litter across Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, UK

Posted by Bigbelly on 12/4/17 8:02 AM

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park has recently trialled large compressing solar powered bins to reduce litter at popular visitor sites. As part of a wide range of initiatives to tackle the ongoing problem of littering within the National Park; the Park Authority has recently trialled the use of solar powered bins called Bigbelly bins in three key visitor locations.

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Topics: International, Parks, Sustainability, Smart Cities

Bigbelly Deployment Results in Measurably Less Litter in Uppsala, Sweden

Posted by Bigbelly on 12/1/17 7:56 AM

The municipality of Uppsala, Sweden has taken the lead in creating an incredibly engaging public space waste program. On a mission to diminish litter in their parks and on their streets, Uppsala deployed the first ever "garbage choir" of Bigbelly smart waste units - both elders (high capacity, compactors) and youngsters (standard capacity, non-compactors) - to educate and encourage proper waste disposal in their community's public spaces.

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Topics: International, Smart Cities

"City of Kwinana Leads Western Australian Smart Waste"

Posted by Bigbelly on 11/22/17 11:54 AM

Bigbelly International Distribution Partner, Solar Bins Australia, recently deployed the Bigbelly smart waste and recycling solution in the City of Kwinana, south of Perth in Western Australia. Enjoy an article that was featured in the Weekend Courier:

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Topics: International, Smart Cities

University of Florida Works To Reach Its Goal Of Zero Waste By 2020 With The Addition of Bigbelly's Smart Waste and Recycling System

Posted by Bigbelly on 11/10/17 2:00 PM

To help reach its goal of zero waste by 2020, the University of Florida is on its way to replacing nearly 300 traditional open top waste bins located in high volume and high profile locations with Bigbelly’s Smart Waste and Recycling System.

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Topics: International, Sustainability, Campus

"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: International, Smart Cities

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, Smart Waste Benefits

"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: International, Smart Cities

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: International, Smart Cities

"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: International, Parks

New Zealand Explores Waste and Recycling Innovation

Posted by Jenna McGrail on 2/26/16 5:03 PM

From the Wild West to the White Sandy Beaches of the East, the Bigbelly System has began to change public waste in the North Island of New Zealand. After surveying the local people and gathering their feedback on the new technology, everyone has been able to see the proven benefits of the smart Bigbelly system.

Creating a more aesthetically pleasing area for the locals and holiday visitors, the bins have eliminated overflows and have reduced rubbish volumes found outside of the bins. With over 100 bins deployed in the past three months into campgrounds, large facilities such as the Auckland airport, parks and reserves within rural coastal towns by the end of last year, people are beginning to grasp the benefits and results that the Bigbelly system can create. Not only are they saving Manco's clients money, but they are also creating a family friendly environment that is litter free and safe.

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Topics: International, Partner, Smart Cities

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