Raleigh, the capital city for North Carolina, is home to over 450,000 residents, thousands of students at the local universities, and businesses in proximity to the notable Research Triangle Park area. As a community on the forefront of innovation, Raleigh's municipal leaders have prioritized adoption of a digital transformation with a multifaceted strategy. This city has been using Bigbelly smart waste management solutions to modernize their core city service of trash bin collections in public spaces - reaping significant benefits in resource savings and creating clear spaces, all while implementing the city's first widespread recycling program.
Colleges and universities embrace smart waste management on campus to reap the benefits of increased beautification and campus cleanliness to productivity gains and resource reallocation. Most commonly the motivations are underpinned by meaningful sustainability benefits - uniform recycling stream, increased recycling diversion, decreased environmental footprint by way of reduced collection, achieving zero waste, etc.
Darlington Borough Council has achieved a 98% efficiency rating for the emptying of units only when at least 80% full as opposed to emptying bins irrespective of fill level since introducing 10 Bigbelly units.
In a continuation of its sustainability efforts, Lehigh has installed 25 new sets of solar-powered waste and recycling bins across campus after a pilot program in Farrington Square proved successful.
Bigbelly excited to be one of seven bin manufacturers that are joining Recycle Across America (RAA) on their mission to implement a society-wide standardized labels solution to make it easy for people everywhere to recycle right, and to help our customers' recycling programs thrive.
The Bigbelly-sized labels for every stream sorting need measure 11" x 17" and are stickers for the front doors. RAA has also created 18" x 30" message panel inserts (for the sides of the bins) with artwork from their celebrity 'Let's Recycling Right!' campaign. Stickers and message panel inserts can be purchased directly through RAA's web store: www.recycleacrossamerica.org/bigbelly-bins →
Read on for the press release published by Recycle Across America announcing bin partners:
Bigbelly is the world leading smart waste and recycling solution for communities, campuses, and retailers. Our smart bins notify collection crews when they are ready for pick-up, and measure then report on recycling diversion. Bigbelly’s smart, sustainable solution provides a uniform recycling program and offers distinctive, standardized recycling education at the point of disposal… a win-win!
We're excited to announce our partnership with Recycling Across America - the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to implement a standardized label solution to make it easy for society to recycling right. Let's recycle right! Our partnership delivers RAA's standardized labels custom-sized for Bigbelly's smart waste & recycling stations.
Join Bigbelly and educational facilities leaders at APPA 2018 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Washington, D.C. from August 3-5, 2018. APPA's annual conference is the platform for discussion, information share, networking, and much more! Join us and educational colleagues for this distinctive international event to discover best practices used by the profession's most recognized and talented educational facilities leaders. Attendees convene to identify and discuss the most current and pressing challenges facing educational facilities, and determine the common path forward. We are excited to be moderating a panel discussion among higher education facilities leaders on the role that smart waste solutions play in transforming campus waste and recycling services.
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.
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!