Advanced technologies supporting Smart City and IoT initiatives helped grow Bigbelly’s customer base to 47 countries; expanded leadership team, and new strategic global software partners ready company for 2015 expansion


NEWTON, MASS., January 14, 2015Bigbelly, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise waste management solutions, announces accelerated worldwide growth in 2014, including an expanded customer base to 47 countries, and development of advanced technologies that support customers’ Smart City and the Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives.

The company also invested heavily in sales and marketing efforts, and expanded its management team with seasoned industry executives who hail from leading industrial automation, technology, mobile, and media companies. They bring to Bigbelly strong relationships and proven success in growing revenue and profitability for global organizations that will further bolster the company’s implementation success and 2015 expansion plans.

Customers use Bigbelly to transform one of the world’s least efficient and resource-intensive efforts – public space waste collection and recycling. The solar-powered, connected, and smart waste and recycling stations allow for waste disposal and recycling of paper, plastic, or glass at specified stations. More than 1,500 municipalities, colleges & universities, transit systems, parks & beaches, healthcare facilities, corporate campuses, retail & mixed use, ports, and government facilities worldwide have invested in Bigbelly units.

“We remain committed to responding quickly to customers, and to aligning our explosive growth and rapid customer adoption with Smart City and IoT initiatives evolving throughout our customer base,” said Jack Kutner, President and CEO, Bigbelly. “Our world-class leadership team and new partnerships will help support our expanded global presence as we gain momentum in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. There’s no doubt 2015 will be an exciting time for us as we propel technology innovations that turn our customers’ wishes of sustainability and innovation into reality.”


Customer Success and Innovations for IoT and Smart City Movement

Embodying the IoT movement is the use of innovative technology that drives the unit’s compacting capabilities and notifies staff when units require emptying. Smart cloud-based tracking and reporting enable the solution to deliver operational efficiencies unparalleled in the field, strengthen this best-in-class waste solution, and support the growing momentum in Smart City initiatives.

According to Jessica Lappin, president at the Alliance for Downtown New York, “Bigbelly allowed us to expand our waste management and public space recycling efforts, while realizing significant operational gains from our earlier installations. We are working hard to transform public spaces with clean, safe, and sustainable solutions, and remain committed to partnering with Bigbelly on more smart solutions.”

Major deployments in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and overseas in Amsterdam, Dublin, Hamburg and Stockholm, and installations in Japan, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa, along with 20 new global distribution partners round out Bigbelly’s worldwide expansion in 2014.

As the product evolves and embedded technology advances continue, Bigbelly will leverage already existing strategic installations to support a complimentary strategy for ongoing growth in 2015 in the areas of higher education, healthcare, and malls and shopping centers in North American and around the world.


About Bigbelly

Bigbelly, Inc. is the world-leading provider of enterprise waste & recycling management solutions with more than 1,500 customers in 47 countries. The Bigbelly Solar Smart Waste & Recycling System combines the power of cloud computing with smart solar-powered, compacting waste and recycling stations. Bigbelly’s system helps customers beautify their public space while reducing operational costs by 70-80%. For more information, visit Follow Bigbelly on Twitter at @BigBellySolar, on Facebook and on LinkedIn.