Bigbelly's Connect Platform - Smart Waste, Wi-Fi Hotspots, Urban Sensors, Beacons, Small Cell, First Responder Networks

 Connect TM by Bigbelly

A platform deployed in the public right-of-way that delivers much more than smart waste & recycling. In addition to modernizing a core city service, it is optimal for hosting additional technologies. It is easy to access and can hide technology in plain sight.

Communities and solution providers share the challenge of how and where to deploy Smart City solutions and communications infrastructure in the public right-of-way without additional clutter or negative aesthetic impact. Consider the possibilities of how your community can leverage the Bigbelly platform to transform not only core waste and recycling service but also leverage the multi-purpose platform add more value to the people across your city, campus, or organization.

Smart Waste and Recycling

Smart Waste & Recycling

Our core smart waste & recycling system includes smart stations on the street which communicate their status into an actionable cloud-connected software to drive up to 80% collection reduction.

Location-Based Beacons

A beacon network can be deployed amongst your smart waste & recycling fleet to deliver location-based messages and notifications from city alerts and PSAs, to local business promotions.

Wi-Fi Hotspot

The form factor of our station doubles as a sealed location to conceal a Wi-Fi hotspot in the public right-of-way. Situated between two components, it delivers up to 200′ signal radius.

Small Cell & Wireless Equipment

Expand the capabilities of the smart waste system by multi-purposing this real estate in dense urban areas. Easy to access & out of plain sight, the platform can host required wireless equipment.

Urban Sensors

Placed discretely inside a standard station, urban intelligence sensors can be deployed exactly where the people are – from footfall and noise, to environmental and pollution.

First Responder Networks

Consider the platform extended as a hosting location (a cabinet) for essential city safety networking equipment, such as separate first responder networks or emergency broadcast systems.

Communities leverage the Bigbelly Smart Waste & Recycling System to eliminate the common challenges of managing public space waste.

They also use this multi-purpose platform to solve other technology challenges from the digital divide to bandwidth deficit in dense urban areas.

Modernizing Public Space Waste Management with the
Bigbelly Smart Waste & Recycling System

Bigbelly is the world leader of smart waste & recycling solutions for public spaces. Communities deploy smart, solar-powered, sensor-equipped waste & recycling stations that communicate real-time status to collection crews to enable efficiencies.

The cloud-connected, web-based platform delivers actionable insights into your waste operation. Bigbelly’s complete suite of stations includes a smart, compacting model to capture the waste volumes of your high traffic areas, plus a smart standard capacity model for your less busy areas. The integrated solution provides you with an intelligent fleet – 100% smart with 5x increased capacity where it is needed most.

Offered as a turnkey platform, each fleet is customizable and modular based on your capacity, waste stream, and accessory needs including any Smart City applications add-ons. Connect customers deploy their platform as a subscription which includes the services and support they need to succeed.


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INCREASED CAPACITY (5X TRADITIONAL BIN)

Increased Capacity
(5x Traditional Bin)

TOTAL WASTE CONTAINMENT

Total Waste Containment

SMART & CONNECTED, DATA-DRIVEN SYSTEM

Smart & Connected, Data-Driven System

MEASURABLE RECYCLING DIVERSION RATES

Measurable Recycling Diversion Rates

UP TO 80% REDUCED COLLECTIONS & COSTS

Up to 80% Reduced Collections & Costs

CLEANER, BEAUTIFIED PUBLIC SPACES

Cleaner, Beautified Public Spaces

NO VISIBLE WASTE, OVERFLOWS & CRITTERS

No Visible Waste,  Overflows & Critters

REAL-TIME INSIGHTS, ANALYTICS & REPORTING

Real-Time Insights, Analytics & Reporting

Single Cloud-Connected Platform for Smart Waste Management

CLEAN Management Console Software is the Cornerstone of the Bigbelly Smart Waste & Recycling System: The centralized location where the system is managed & optimized and operational analysis can be done.

Smart stations communicate their real-time status directly to cloud-based CLEAN. Daily and immediate auto-generated notifications list stations that need collection – Collection teams can get ahead of overflows with real-time data. Optimize collection routines, track and measure operational metrics (ex: waste volume, diversion, efficiency), and realize location-based waste patterns (ex: volume, fill rate, collection activity).

Bigbelly CLEAN Management Console Software on Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone

System Dashboard with Real-Time Collection Requirements & Metrics

Comprehensive Suite of Tools for Data-Driven Reporting & Analytics

Real-Time Station Status including Percent Fullness and Age

Customizable Asset Management & Role-Based User Administration

Email, Text & Mobile Notifications Inform & Automate Operations

99.99% Uptime Reliable and Easy to Use Web-Based Software

Suite of Smart, Connected Stations
Matching the Unique Needs of Your Public Spaces

Your Bigbelly deployment includes a customized fleet of smart waste & recycling stations. We work with you to assess the unique needs of each area across your public spaces to determine what combination of capacity, waste stream, and other options are best suited.

Bigbelly's Smart Waste Stations are available in two capacities: high capacity compactors and standard capacity stations

Multiple Capacities

Bigbelly's Smart Waste Stations are Smart

Smart

Bigbelly's Smart Waste Stations Sense Fullness

Sensing

Bigbelly's Smart Waste Stations are Self-Powered, Solar-Powered

Self-Powered

Bigbelly's Smart Waste Stations are Connected to a Cellular Network

Connected

Bigbelly's Smart Waste Stations are Location Enabled with a GPS Antenna

Location-Enabled

High Capacity Station

High Capacity Single Station with Trash Hopper

Smart, Connected, Solar-Powered High Capacity Compacting Station

Built-in Compactor (5:1 Compaction Ratio)
Capacity: 150 Gallons (568 liters)
Cloud-connected & smart with CPU, cellular antenna, GPS antenna inside
Durable & street-tough design
Solar-Powered to Power Compaction & Communication
Fullness sensors measure fullness in 20% increments
Waste Stream Options: landfill trash, single stream recycling, bottles & cans recycling, paper recycling, and compost
Enclosed design with hopper and foot pedal for hands-free use

Standard Capacity Station

Standard Capacity Single Station with Trash Flap

Smart, Connected, Self-Powered Standard Capacity Station

Capacity: 50 Gallons (227 liters)
Cloud-connected & smart with CPU, cellular antenna, GPS antenna inside
Durable & street-tough design
Self-Powered to Power Communication
Fullness sensors measure fullness in 20% increments
Waste Stream Options: landfill trash, single stream recycling, bottles & cans recycling, paper recycling, compost, and organics
Enclosed design with flap option

Multi-Stream Configurations

Deploy your smart waste and recycling stations in any configuration to support local public space waste streams. Available waste streams include: Landfill Trash, Single Stream Recycling, Bottles & Cans Recycling, Paper Recycling, Compost & Organics. Stations are modular to support any desired combination of stream and volume (high or standard) at a single location.

Standard Capacity Double Station with Trash Flap and Single Stream Recycling Faceplate
High Capacity and Standard Capacity Double Station with Trash Hopper and Single Stream Recycling Faceplate
Standard Capacity and High Capacity Triple Station with Trash Hopper, Compost Flap, and Single Stream Recycling Faceplate
High Capacity and Standard Capacity Double Station with Trash Hopper and Single Stream Recycling Hopper

Wheeled Interior Lift Bin

Options & Accessories

Bigbelly Smart Waste System Accessories - Wheeled Interior Lift Bin

For customers using semi-automated lift arm collection vehicles, Bigbelly offers a durable and ergonomic wheeled lift bin for High Capacity compacting stations.

Refuse collection trucks with a semi-automated lift arm loader feature a lift arm compatible with wheeled bins. This collection technique eases collection work while reducing the risk of injury due to lifting or maneuvering heavy waste bins.

„„The lift arm compatible interior bin features a patented telescoping design which allows it to be identical in size to a standard interior bin when collapsed then expand vertically to support lift-arm interface.

Available for High Capacity models, in both bar and comb styles.

Custom Graphic Wraps

Options & Accessories

Bigbelly Smart Waste System Accessories - Graphic Wraps

Leverage your smart waste and recycling stations as an eye-catching messaging platform with full-color laminate wraps. The stations hold valuable real estate on sidewalks, campuses, parks, ports, and facilities. Customize wraps to „„promote your city, university or organization brand, public service announcements, sponsorships, advertising, and more.

Any configuration of High Capacity and Standard Capacity models can be wrapped on all sides (front, sides, back). Our design consultants will help you with your design, or you can provide your own. Anti-graffiti options are also available for use in commonly vandalized areas.

Available for all station models.

Message Panels & Graphic Stickers

Options & Accessories

Bigbelly Smart Waste System Accessories - Message Panels and Stickers

Take advantage of your deployment’s valuable messaging real estate without do not feel tied down to a single message or graphic. Message panels are perfect if you plan to change out your messaging or advertising regularly for events, seasonal campaigns, or rotating public service announcements.

„„Stickers provide you with a smaller, customizable graphic intended to be permanent – be it branding, recycling directions, or a sponsor highlight. „Oftentimes your branding and logo pairs well with rotating message panels for a powerful, lasting design.

Available for all station models.

Foot Pedal for High Capacity Stations

Options & Accessories

Bigbelly Smart Waste System Accessories - Foot Pedal for Hands-Free Operation

High Capacity compacting stations with foot pedals feature the durability and quality of standard compacting stations plus the convenience of hands-free disposal. „„The foot pedal is crafted and constructed of strong and durable aluminum and stainless steel, engineered for a smooth and effortless step-on operation.

Bigbelly’s rigorous lifecycle and durability testing coupled with controlled field introductions prove functional and environmental endurance. „„Foot pedal operated compacting stations are self-closing and maintain the proven enclosed design for waste and odor control.

Available for High Capacity Models.

Security System

Options & Accessories

Bigbelly Smart Waste System Accessories - Security System for Stations and Remote Monitoring

The Security System prevents access to stations and alerts authorities via email or text if a station is breached, while eliminating the need to remove stations during special events. The Security System consists of two components: (1) the Security Management Module that enables operations to remotely set up and manage security events and (2) physical Security Plates that prevent access to the stations.

The online Security Management Module provides the event creation, scheduling, monitoring and notificiations. The Security Plates are installed during special events to prevent access to high capacity or standard capacity stations. Custom graphics can be added that communicate that the stations are out of service.

Available for all station models.

Ashtray & Stub-out Plates

Options & Accessories

Bigbelly Smart Waste System Accessories - Ashtray and Stub Out Plate

Bigbelly offers ashtrays and stub-out plates as an optional accessory for High Capacity stations to encourage proper disposal of cigarettes in your outdoor public spaces.

„„The ashtray is accessible by the user on the front door beneath the hopper. „„The ashtray bin is easy to empty when collecting the station’s waste. It is built directly into the front door of high capacity stations and is made of fireproof materials as to not damage the station itself. „„The stub-out plates are located on each side of the station to encourage smokers to stub out their cigarette on the intended plate rather than the plastic top bubble or exterior plastic.

Available for High Capacity Models.