JAPANTOWN COMMUNITY BENEFIT DISTRICT (JCBD) CUTS THE RIBBON!
Japantown Community Benefit District’s (JCBD) introduces its newest Bigbelly Smart Waste Fleet as the city commits to addressing SF’s “notorious street cleanliness challenges.” San Francisco’s KPIX 5 highlights the excitement at the Bigbelly Ribbon Cutting ceremony – WATCH & READ the full coverage Here:
The city introduced Bigbelly’s Smart Waste ecosystem to reduce litter & address unwanted access to trash. Beautification and Public Health have long been a concern for San Francisco, and investing in a technology that prioritizes these concerns is having a clean impact:
“It prevents dumpster diving. When you close this up, it blocks your hand for reaching in,” explained Paris Carthen, Operations Manager for the Japantown Community Benefits District. “You can’t reach in and grab trash.”
Understanding the Sustainability and Beautification advantages of Bigbelly technology and design, the city is now supporting CBDs in their funding to invest in smart, safe, solar compactors.
THE JCBD BIGBELLY PROJECT: All About SF’s Initiative
All You Need to Know about JCBD’s Bigbelly Event, and the Smart Waste initiative making waves throughout the City.
WHO – attended by:
- JCBD Executive Director: Grace Horikiri
- JCBD Services Manager: Paris Carthen
- Special Guest & Speaker: Vallie Brown, SF Board of Supervisors – District #5
- SF OEWD’s (Office of Economic & Workforce Development) Director: Joaquin Torres
- BigBelly’s Regional Director: Kevin Schoenthaler
- Bigbelly Sponsors & Community Members
WHAT – the Bigbelly Project:
- Funding: OEWD Grant via Mayor London Breed’s Fix-It Team’s “Bigbelly Adoption Initiative”
- Goal: Eliminate cleanliness & safety issues, such as overflowing bins, litter, pests, and pilfering due to existing open-top city bins & lack of public bin. Improve the public space quality of life and showcase JCBD’s commitment to the community!
CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS: Take a look at some Photos from the event, from the lens of Bigbelly’s own Kevin Schoenthaler: