NEEDHAM, MA — December 12, 2019 — Bigbelly Solar, the global leader in smart waste solutions for public spaces, announced today that it has partnered with McCarthy Capital to recapitalize the Company and provide further cash investment to accelerate growth. McCarthy Capital, a private equity firm headquartered in Omaha, NE, manages more than $1 billion of investment capital across its portfolio of companies and specializes in growing businesses in partnership with management teams.
Västerås, Sweden - Ever wonder what a Bigbelly is thinking? How "smart" are these street-side Smart Waste monsters? Now Sweden can talk some serious trash with a Bigbelly right in their neighborhood! Feed a Bigbelly its favorite lunch, and it'll share a fun fact about Sustainability.
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.
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."
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."
Bigbelly’s Information & Communication Technology group is excited to take part in the upcoming Connectivity Expo - better known as Connect(X) - the event "Where Infrastructure Meets Everything" convening in Orlando, Florida from May 20 to 23.
Bigbelly is going to be at Princeton University on Monday, May 6 for a research engagement day focused on "Building the Future: New Technological Frontiers in Cities." This event will convene select Smart Cities from the New Jersey areas municipal and academic leaders and to explore cutting edge research and to stimulate new collaborative relationships across the private and public sectors in the New Jersey region.
Bigbelly has been challenging the status quo and changing public space waste management for the past 16 years - taking great leaps and strides since our humble beginnings in 2003. We took a step back when analyzing last year’s system-wide data and reflected on all the change that communities have been through in that time.
Adoption of smart waste management is only one element of the many long-term sustainable changes that have surfaced. We are proud to be a longstanding partner with so many cities, campuses, and companies who are changing the status quo. A sincere THANK YOU to all of our customers and their communities. We would not be where we are today without your adoption of, trust in, and success with our world leading system.