Bigbelly Expands Global Customer Base and Embraces Platform Innovation in 2017

Needham, Mass. / January 8, 2018Bigbelly, the world leading Smart City Solutions Provider specializing in smart waste and recycling, today announced significant company growth in 2017. Deployed across all 50 states, the Canadian provinces, and over 50 countries, Bigbelly continues to modernize and transform waste management – demonstrated by customers embracing 13,709,539 compactions, 2,456,062 collections, and 18,304,538 IoT connections last year.

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“We are proud to partner with so many global communities leveraging technology to modernize a core service,” said Brian Phillips, Bigbelly’s CEO. “Smart waste management is a proven, measurable, and easy-to-implement component of successful smart cities, campuses, and buildings.  Our platform is the world leading entry point to these smart initiatives.”


Customer Growth

Communities of every size continue to adopt smart waste management. Notable installs and expansions in global municipalities include: Alhambra, CA; Antwerp; Atlanta; Athens, OH; Cannes, France; Culver City, CA; Dubai, UAE; El Paso Sun Metro, TX; Hoorne, Netherlands; Jupiter, FL; Jurong Town Council, Singapore; London (City and Croydon Council); Long Beach, CA; Los Angeles; Miami Beach; Montreal, Montclair, NJ; Nambucca Shire, Australia; New Haven, CT; New York City; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Prague; Quincy, MA; Redding, CA; Richmond, CA;  Riverside, CA; San Francisco (Yerba Buena Community Benefit District and Union Square Business Improvement District); Stockholm; Warwick, RI; and Wharf District, Washington D.C.; and deployments throughout Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, and Norway.

College campuses now benefiting from measurable sustainability and cleanliness include Cal State LA; UC Berkeley; Loyola University; Mount Ida College; Seattle Central College; University of Florida; and University of Illinois at Chicago. Private sector organizations such as Wakefern’s Village Supermarkets, Wegmans Food Markets, Navy Pier in Chicago, Cedar Point Amusement Park, and CBRE all leverage Bigbelly in their facilities to automate much of the work related to trash collection.


Product Innovation

Bigbelly’s product innovation delivered a more robust, accessible, and customizable solution. The pivotal CLEAN 5.0 launch in June – an upgrade to the system’s software platform – marked a milestone for the most comprehensive, integrated platform for enterprise smart waste management. The product suite expanded with a new standard capacity smart bin that debuted in September at an extremely competitive price-point. All smart stations now have options such as wheeled lift bins and an enclosed hopper design for a right-fit solution in every environment.

The company invested in innovating the smart waste solution as a multi-purpose infrastructure capable of hosting additional technologies. Bigbelly engaged telecommunications industry expert Alex Gamota as SVP Information and Communication Technologies to drive the aggressive plans to bring this platform to market in 2018. Bigbelly validated this vision at leading industry events such as IOTSWC, SCEWC, and MWC Americas.

“We are extending our value by hosting wireless equipment within our core city infrastructure,” commented Phillips.  “Working with strategic telecommunication partners, we can drive Smart City initiatives that modernize waste management and solve problems from the digital divide to bandwidth deficits in dense urban areas.”


About Bigbelly

Bigbelly ( is a prominent Smart City solution provider as the world leader of smart waste and recycling solutions. Deployed across communities, campuses and organizations in over 50 countries, the cloud-connected Bigbelly smart waste & recycling system combines smart, sensing, compacting stations with real-time software. Customers experience up to 80 percent collection reduction in addition to cleanliness, operational, economic, and environmental gains with Bigbelly.



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