"Downtown Spokane sees trash, recycling bins in new light"

Posted by Bigbelly on 5/15/18 12:01 PM
Changing the status quo can be a difficult challenge, but cities across the globe - such as Spokane, Washington - are doing just that by embracing a modern solution for public space waste management. The City of Spokane and  Downtown Spokane Partnership have deployed Bigbelly's proven solution to increase productivity, reallocate resources to other projects that beautify their public spaces, and measurable recycling to residents and visitors alike. Watch on and read more from local news outlet,  KREM:
 
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Topics: Sustainability, Smart Cities

"Next generation trash collection"

Posted by Bigbelly on 5/15/18 8:40 AM

In partnership with the City of Winnipeg, Bigbelly's solar-powered trash compacting system was installed by Transcona BIZ in their downtown area in April. Read on for the story as reported in the Winnipeg Free Press:

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Topics: BIDs, Smart Cities

It's Earth Day Every Day for Cities and Campuses with Bigbelly Smart Waste & Recycling

Posted by Bigbelly on 5/14/18 2:36 PM

In most communities, demonstrated commitment to sustainability is not limited to a singular Earth Day but rather is engrained in the fiber of the city, county, or campus - consider it Earth Day Every Day. There are programs, ordinances, and missions designed to reduce, reuse, and recycle; to efficiently capture and collect trash; all while diverting as much waste as possible from landfills as a pledge to improve the lives of constituents and the environment for generations to come.

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Topics: Sustainability, Smart Cities, Campus

Top 25 Smart City Deployments with Highest Diversion Ratios for 2017

Posted by Bigbelly on 5/14/18 2:29 PM

We celebrate Earth Day Every Day by recognizing our customers who are making a difference in sustainability and environmental protection through their use of Bigbelly's smart waste management solution. We are excited to announce 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 their commitment to recycling and sustainability! 

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Topics: Sustainability, Smart Cities

Bigbelly in Manitoba | "High-tech solar trash compactor for Transcona"

Posted by Bigbelly on 5/10/18 6:13 PM

The City of Winnipeg's Transcona Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) is one of the latest communities in Canada and around the world to embrace the Bigbelly smart waste and recycling system. Paired perfectly with a community-focused clean up announcement, Transcona BIZ announced their use of the Bigbelly system to ensure that waste stays in its place, reduces area litter, and increases productivity related to waste and recycling collections. Welcome, Winnipeg's Transcona BIZ!

“I have seen these bins at work on Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, and in downtown Penticton, B.C., and in both places the streets were pristine,” said Alex Morrison, Executive Director of the Transcona BIZ, thrilled to have this high-tech waste management system in Transcona. “They are also in use in Kenora, so we know they work in our climate. We are all very excited to have the first one in Manitoba here in downtown Transcona!”
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Topics: Smart Cities

San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell Announces Installation Of Popular Trash Receptacle Program As Part Of Ongoing Citywide Cleaning Efforts

Posted by Bigbelly on 5/4/18 5:52 PM

“Bigbelly” trash bins to be place in four new high-impact communities

San Francisco, CA— Mayor Mark Farrell today announced the installation of new smart technology trash receptacles, further building upon his commitment to address street cleanliness issues in communities across San Francisco.

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Topics: Smart Cities

Discover the Impact of A Multi-Purpose Smart City Platform at Smart Cities Connect in Kansas City

Posted by Bigbelly on 3/16/18 4:36 PM

We're looking forward to the 2018 Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo this month (March 26-29 in Kansas City, MO)! Bigbelly takes the stage alongside Ruckus Networks on Thursday, March 29 to inspire city leaders about the impact a multi-purpose infrastructure platform that solves a core city service and continues to deliver more value by offering a hosting location for wireless technologies exactly where the people are.

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Topics: Smart Buildings & Retail, Smart Waste Benefits, Smart Cities

"Havering Council introduces high-tech ‘Bigbelly’ bins in Romford town centre"

Posted by Bigbelly on 3/16/18 11:53 AM

Smart waste adoption in the UK continues to grow, most recently fifteen miles outside London in the Town of Romford in the Borough of Havering. Romford has introduced Bigbelly's high-tech bins in the town centre in a bid to reduce litter. Read on for an article from the Romford Recorder to learn more:

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Topics: International, Smart Cities

"Solar Power Compacts Downtown Trash" in Spokane, Washington

Posted by Bigbelly on 3/15/18 1:38 PM

The City of Spokane joins the ranks of communities leveraging the Bigbelly smart waste and recycling system to manage their public space waste. As Washington's second largest city and the third largest urban area in the Pacific Northwest, Spokane downtown area needed a more sustainable and productive way to handle waste and recycling in this busy and energetic urban core.

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Topics: Sustainability, Smart Waste Benefits, Smart Cities

Snow covered Bigbelly? No problem!

Posted by Bigbelly on 3/14/18 2:41 PM

The recent snow storms that have created a winter wonderland among streetscapes and campuses from New England to the Midwest to Europe may have you wondering... Does the Bigbelly station still work when it is covered in snow?  The answer is YES!

Despite being chilled, it is still accepting waste, sensing how full it is, running compactions, and communicating into cloud-based CLEAN. 

Bigbelly’s patented power management technology enables stations to consume less than 3Wh of energy per day and the battery has more than enough energy stored to support this consumption despite any snow, sleet, rain, clouds, shadows, etc.

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Topics: Smart Waste Benefits, Smart Cities

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