First it was solar-powered parking meters, now it’s solar powered trash (no one could accuse us of failing to utilize L.A.’s ample sunny weather): 16 new “BigBelly” trash bins have been installed along 7th Street downtown between Figueroa and Olive Streets, otherwise known as the busiest east-west pedestrian stretch in… read more →
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – Downtown should soon smell a little better. That’s because the Downtown Center Business Improvement District has replaced its trash bins, which often overflow onto the sidewalk, with new, technologically advanced “Big Belly” Bins. The new refuse containers are completely solar powered and are equipped with GPS units… read more →
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh is one of the latest cities to use solar-powered BigBelly waste containers to cut down on littering. The 10 units have been purchased and installed using a $65,000 grant from the Alcoa Foundation. The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership says the double-wide cans have two halves — one for regular… read more →
Pottstown has started to install solar-powered waste and recycling bins along High Street. Borough workers will place 40 of the units, called BigBelly stations, between Manatawny and Madison streets. Energy-efficient street lights also were placed along that stretch of High Street last summer. The BigBelly units include a space to… read more →
If you want to think about what the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) will look like, walk along Boston’s 400-year-old streets. With its deep elite academic and tech connections, the city is a natural place to experiment and see how people react to—or fail to notice—the network of… read more →
Syracuse, NY – Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s Streets Department has shared its side of the story about the hundreds of $4,000 Big Belly trash cans placed around that city. Onondaga County used federal stimulus money to buy two trash cans to test the virtues of a solar-powered waste receptacle that… read more →
The City of Allentown, PA turns to the BigBelly intelligent waste & recycling collection system to save money, time and fuel. Introducing public-space recycling for the first time, the City is deploying 250 waste & recycling stations in high-traffic areas and parks around town.