In addition to reduced waste management costs and improved efficiency, we believe these attractive new waste collectors will encourage increased usage, significantly reducing litter in the area.
— Carol Schatz,
President and CEO, LA Downtown Center BID
Philadelphia has over 1,000 Bigbelly stations installed.
This technology will save taxpayers money, introduce sidewalk recycling and keep our streets clean. This is one more important step towards achieving our sustainability goals.
— Michael Nutter, Mayor, Philadelphia
Every single time a trash can is emptied, it incurs labor costs, fuel costs and vehicle wear-and-tear — not to mention overflow litter clean-up tasks that use even more human capital. In aggregate, the collection costs associated with each receptacle in a downtown area can exceed $2,000. But cities around the world are now slashing collection frequency and reducing litter with the Bigbelly Smart Waste & Recycling System. By combining increased on-site capacity with compaction, implementing a public space recycling program that actually works and using real-time data and analytics to drive operational planning and resource allocation, these organizations are saving money, reducing their carbon footprint and making their public spaces more attractive for citizens, businesses and visitors.
Bigbelly for Public Transportation: Tidy Stops Mean Happy Riders
The inherent dispersed nature of shelters, stops and stations make waste collection an operational challenge. Factor in the often patchworked assortment of personnel and contractors responsible for this maintenance and it can be nearly impossible to ensure that customers are having a positive experience while waiting or disembarking for their bus, tram or train.
The Bigbelly Smart Waste & Recycling System is uniquely positioned to solve many of these headaches by offering additional on-site capacity — making overflows a thing of the past — and combining that with remote monitoring capabilities that let a central office or field personnel get a real-time view of the current situation.
And since the Bigbelly solution qualifies under many federal, state and local grant programs, more and more transit organizations are getting on-board with this program.
Bigbelly for Parks & Beaches: Keeping Green Spaces Clean
Parks and beaches are the crown jewels of most communities, but the resources required to keep them in pristine condition can tax even the most well-funded departments.
Instead of settling for overflowing trash cans or driving needlessly to each park in your system to try and keep up with the demand, the Bigbelly system gives unique visibility into every location from any web-enabled device.
Additionally, Bigbelly has helped numerous communities bring a recycling option to parks and playing fields where water and sports drink bottles make up the majority of the waste stream.
And for our customers lucky enough to include beaches under their purview, Bigbelly waste and recycling stations keep trash from blowing into the water and prevent the seagulls and other animals from creating unsavory litter problems.
Bigbelly for Ports & Harbors: Only the Seagulls are Unhappy
Municipalities on the water have an additional type of public space that landlocked places do not… harbors and ports. Ports face a unique set of challenges:
Daily influx of truck drivers with cabins full of trash
A windy waterfront location where loose material can easily end up in the waterways
A vast campus that is hard to manage
Bigbelly provides the perfect solution to these, by keeping trash under control and out of the water while letting port management organizations display their commitment to environmental stewardship.