Bigbelly: the World’s Leading Solution for Smart Cities Specializing in Smart Waste & Recycling

Our Mission & Story

Bigbelly was founded in 2003 with the goal of transforming one of the least efficient and resource-intensive industries: waste collection. Cities were either collecting too often and wasting fuel and labor while emitting excess CO2, or alternatively, they were not able to keep up with the demands and overflowing trash cans that created litter, health, and safety issues.

In the following years, we evolved to offer a unique and complete solution by leveraging renewable solar energy and information technology. Bigbelly is a Smart Waste Management, Smart City, and Internet of Things (IoT) industry leader and is recognized as a C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group best practice. Industry knowledge & longevity in the market provides us with unparalleled insights backed by extensive data, analytics, and customer successes.

Today, we are a multi-purpose platform for building smarter cities. We are uniquely positioned as a public right-of-way platform that delivers Smart City solutions and hosts communications infrastructure. The Bigbelly solution is deployed in communities, campuses, and organizations in over 50 countries. We transform operations, drive efficiencies, increase productivity, and improve quality of life.

Honors & Awards


Gallons of Waste Captured
in Last 12 Months


Countries Deployed


IoT Connections
in Last 12 Months

The Industry Leaders Behind Bigbelly


Brian Phillips

President &
Chief Executive Officer


Jeff Wakely

Chief Financial


Kevin Menice

Vice President,
Operations & Engineering


Tom Smith

Senior Vice President,
Worldwide Sales


Declan O’Dea

Vice President,
International Business

Alex Gamota Headshot

Alex Gamota

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Information and Communication Technologies

Careers at Bigbelly

We’re hiring! Our business is growing and we are looking for talented and dedicated individuals to join our team. If you’re interested in contributing to what we are building, check out our open positions.

Bigbelly is a team of skilled professionals who are passionate about their work, committed to our customers’ success and inspired to transform the way the way that cities, campuses, and organizations use technology to drive benefit for their communities. If you are driven, customer-focused, and excited about the future of Smart City technologies, then we want to hear from you.

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