It all Started with a Cleaner City
The City of Laurel, MD first deployed the Bigbelly solution in 2014 as an effective way to manage waste in the downtown area and City parks. The City aimed to contain open waste, eliminate windblown litter from their public spaces, and reduce pests in the local areas.
Embracing Sustainability: Community Education & Engagement
Leveraging Bigbelly’s CLEAN Software Platform for Smarter Waste Management
Upgrading the Bigbelly Footprint in 2021
Starting in 2020, Laurel initiated a citywide rebranding, with the new Bigbelly wraps as a canvas. In 2021, with the support of Mayor Craig A. Moe and funded by various city divisions, Laurel expanded their Bigbelly footprint in, deploying additional HC5 SC5.5 Double Stations wrapped with fresh sustainability artwork and side message panels. The waste bin facelift included new wrapped stations, as well an aesthetic wrap update to all existing Bigbelly stations. Side message panels on Bigbelly bins highlight community events, sustainability goals, and educational content. Laurel saw the value in communicating information about events & PSAs across one part of the city to another, and Bigbelly side message panels became the City’s go-to medium.
2022: The Next Phase: Bigbelly Expansion
This year, Laurel has already deployed five new Bigbelly HC5 SC5.5 double stations, with three more on the way, and more to come in the next 5 years. The City is focused on enhancing their public spaces on Main Street, including public event spaces like farmers markets, parks, historical sites, and trails.
The City’s initiatives represent the potential of communities large and small across the US: the drive to develop, modernize, and transform their spaces for residents, visitors, and businesses.
Links to Laurel Articles:
- High Capacity Compactor ⮕
- Standard Capacity Non-Compactor ⮕
- Multi-Modular Smart Waste Kiosk ⮕
- Telebelly Multipurpose Hosting Platform ⮕
- CLEAN Software Management Platform ⮕
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