Cities & Towns

Cleaner & Greener Streets

It has a ton of benefits – it will save the city time and money, keep litter from overflowing, and discourage illegal dumping of trash. This will save us a lot of time for guys to fill potholes, fix sidewalks, and do other things.”
— Tim McCarthy, City of BostonEvery 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.
Philadelphia has over 1,000 Bigbelly stations installed.