City of Orinda Announces Installation of Bigbelly Smart Waste and Recycling System to Replace Traditional Bins in Downtown and Parks

Posted by Bigbelly on 6/11/18 11:44 AM

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.

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Topics: Parks, Smart Waste Benefits, Smart Cities

Battling the Wasps with Bigbelly at Parque Metropolitano in Santiago, Chile

Posted by Bigbelly on 3/16/18 8:04 AM

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.

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Topics: Parks, Smart Waste Benefits

"By 2025, Lakewood wants 60 percent of all landfill-bound waste to be recycled, composted or re-used... High-tech recycling bins are helping"

Posted by Bigbelly on 2/28/18 11:08 AM

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.

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Topics: Parks, Sustainability

Lakewood to Announce Bigbelly Smart Waste and Recycling System with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Bear Creek Greenbelt

Posted by Bigbelly on 2/1/18 10:03 AM

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

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Topics: Parks, Sustainability, Smart Cities

Bigbelly brings smart recycling to Lakewood, CO parks

Posted by Bigbelly on 1/25/18 2:44 PM

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.

 

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Topics: Parks, Smart Cities

Clean, Green, and Connected Parque Metropolitano in Santiago, Chile

Posted by Bigbelly on 12/22/17 11:03 AM

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.

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Topics: International, Parks, Smart Cities

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

"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

Top 25 Most Efficient Smart City Deployments -- 2016 in Review

Posted by Bigbelly on 1/31/17 11:20 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 Most Efficient Smart City Deployments Using the Bigbelly Smart Waste & Recycling System.  Congratulations to each and every one of these cities, towns, parks and transit systems, business improvement districts, other public spaces for constituent enjoyment and their impacted communities! These cities and entites within are power users of their smart waste system and are taking full advantage of data-driven waste management across city limits.

1. Thayer Street District Management Authority, RI (United States) - 99% Average Efficiency for 2016!

2. Cheshire West and Chester Council, England (United Kingdom) 

3. Brighton and Hove Council, England (United Kingdom)

4. DunLaoghaire Rathdown Council, Dublin (Ireland)

5. Gravesham Borough Council, England (United Kingdom)

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Topics: Transit, BIDs, Parks, Smart Waste Benefits, Smart Cities

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

Posted by Bigbelly on 1/31/17 11:04 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 Smart City Deployments.  Congratulations to each and every one of these cities, towns, parks and transit systems, business improvement districts, other public spaces for constituent enjoyment and their impacted communities! We could not be more proud to be a part of these municipalities' success in achieving goals related to public space recycling diversion to create a more sustainable community for today and tomorrow.

1. City of Santa Clarita, CA (United States) - 66% of Waste was Diverted from the Landfill!

2. City of Burlington, VT (United States)

3. Santa Clarita Transit, CA (United States)

4. City of San Diego, CA (United States)

5. City of Louisville, KY (United States)

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Topics: Transit, BIDs, Parks, Sustainability, Smart Cities

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