Trash compactor cell towers coming to Riverhead beaches | ABC Channel 7 Video

Posted by Bigbelly on 7/2/18 9:16 AM

As reported by ABC Channel 7:   Beachgoers in one Long Island town can expect to see less garbage and a lot more people on their cell phones. Until now, cell service on South Jamesport and Iron Pier beaches in Riverhead has been spotty at best. Now, new trash compactors made by Bigbelly will be installed. These solar-powered compactors will have a antenna to supply cell service for people nearby, and the garbage cans will notify sanitation when they need to be emptied.

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Topics: Smart Waste Benefits, Smart Cities, Hosted Applications

Bigbelly Beats Back Waste Scavenging Seagulls in Hartlepool

Posted by Bigbelly on 6/19/18 7:04 AM

Hartlepool has reduced the number of seagulls scavenging waste, as well as the number of bin collections conducted, following a four week trial of 15 Bigbelly smart stations.

Hartlepool, a seaside town in the northeast of England, has reduced the number of seagulls scavenging waste, as well as the number of bin collections conducted, following a four week trial of 15 Bigbelly smart stations. The Borough Council said is has redefined the term ‘seagull management’ with the deployment of the smart stations across its popular Seaton Carew seafront area – a decision that during the trial period reduced unnecessary bin emptying by 87%.

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Topics: International, Smart Waste Benefits, Smart Cities

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

"High-tech trash compactors at two beaches equipped with Wi-Fi" | Bigbelly's Smart Solutions Beyond Waste Management

Posted by Bigbelly on 5/18/18 11:01 AM

As reported in the Riverhead News-Review, a beachfront New York community is exploring what's possible with Bigbelly's multi-purpose platform: Smart Waste and Small Cell. Read on for more:

Riverhead Town will be trying out new smart trash compactors meant to reduce trash woes and also offer Wi-Fi and cell phone connection for beachgoers at South Jamesport Beach and Iron Pier Beach. The solar-powered receptacles will be installed [...] through a partnership between Bigbelly, a company that manufactures smart waste and recycling bins designed for cities, and Verizon. A cell antenna is attached to each compactor.

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Topics: Smart Waste Benefits, Smart Cities, Hosted Applications

JTC Singapore deploys Bigbelly "smart waste bins that alert cleaners via SMS when full"

Posted by Bigbelly on 3/19/18 9:05 AM

Smart waste management makes a meaningful impact for JTC Corporation, an industrial property developer in Singapore, as reported in Today Online: 


After a successful pilot for solar-paneled “smart” trash bins, industrial property developer JTC has put up more than 40 of these bins around the island.  The bins, called Bigbelly bins, have an internal compactor to crunch rubbish and can handle about five times more trash than another of a similar size. They have an enclosed design that prevents scavengers, pests and odours, and are connected wirelessly for easy monitoring and management. 
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Topics: International, Smart Buildings & Retail, Smart Waste Benefits

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

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

"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

Montclair Embracing Solar-Powered Trash Bins

Posted by Bigbelly on 1/28/18 10:40 AM

Montclair installed 40 Bigbelly "smart" trash units at Watchung Plaza, Upper Montclair, South End and Walnut Street

There are more Bigbellies in Montclair. And if you've been walking around Watchung Plaza, Upper Montclair, South End or Walnut Street, you've seen them in action.

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Topics: Smart Waste Benefits, Smart Cities

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