Santiago, Chile's iconic Parque Metropolitano battled a major problem with wasps year after year. These pests swarmed the Bellavista Terrace due to the traditional, open-top waste bins used in the area. Since the implementation of Bigbelly's smart waste technology in Parque Metropolitano, the wasps have taken to less populated, more floral areas of the park. Bigbelly's enclosed system design keeps the Terrace visitors' waste contained and ensures that there is no wasp access to the trash.
One of the latest communities to embrace the Bigbelly smart waste system is the popular mountain town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Known as the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the family-friendly resort community attracts many visitors to take in the views and vistas.
When you think about garbage bins locations in public spaces, certain areas immediately come to mind... Places such as sidewalks, plazas and squares, parks and picnic areas, trails and transit stops. These are all true across the globe! Waste bins are a key city infrastructure that have the opportunity to significantly enhance an environment and streetscape when a colorful, fun and smart solution is in place.
49 smart waste and recycling locations will replace traditional bins to create more recycling availability in public spaces and increase collection efficiencies
ORINDA, CALIFORNIA / June 8, 2018 — The City of Orinda today announced the new Bigbelly smart waste and recycling system to replace traditional bins on downtown sidewalks and in parks. Installation was completed this week for the 98 units across 49 station locations in this new environmentally-friendly and innovative program. Every smart station has two sides (one for trash and one for recycling) for accessible and uniform public recycling.
Santiago, Chile's iconic Parque Metropolitano battled a major problem with wasps year after year. These pests swarmed the Bellavista Terrace due to the traditional, open-top waste bins used in the area.
This terrace - a hotspot for visitors to Parque Metropolitano - is a main gathering area for new and experienced park visitors alike. The wasp swarms posed a public health risk for any visitors allergic to these insects, and created irritation for visitors who were looking to linger in this beautiful public space.
As reported by the Denver Post, Lakewood's "community-led effort helps minimize environmental impact" with their deployment of the Bigbelly smart waste and recycling system across key public parks and spaces. Lakewood's Mayor unveiled the environmentally-friendly system during a ribbon cutting earlier this month. This community's deployment marks the largest adoption of smart waste management and measurable recycling in the state of Colorado. Read on for more as published in the Denver Post.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Lakewood, CO / January 30, 2018 - Lakewood to announce Bigbelly smart waste and recycling system with ribbon cutting ceremony at the Bear Creek Greenbelt
Lakewood residents have a large appetite for recycling, and Lakewood is answering with Bigbelly, an innovative way for park visitors to dispose of recyclable items and their trash while in the parks.
Beginning this month, 71 Bigbelly bins will be installed in key parks such as William Hayden Park on Green Mountain, the Bear Creek Greenbelt and Bear Creek Lake Park, making it the largest deployment of Bigbelly bins in both the state and the metro area. The project also expands the Department of Community Resources’ commitment to sustainability and offers recycling options while residents are out enjoying Colorado’s great outdoors.
Did you know that Bigbelly is helping to keep Santiago’s Parque Metropolitano clean, green, and connected? Bigbelly's Distribution Partner in Chile, Green Cargo, has worked closely with the City to deploy the world leading smart waste and recycling system in one of the most iconic public spaces in the country.
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.