Customized Graphic Wraps & Stickers

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Total Waste Containment Transforms Aesthetics

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No Windblown Litter or Access for Pests

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Increased Capacity (Holds 5x Traditional Bin)

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No Overflows or Visible Waste

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Automated Real-Time Collection Notifications

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Operational Insights, Analytics & Reporting

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Uniform Public Space Recycling Programs

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Measuring Recycling Diversion Rates

Suite of Smart, Connected Waste & Recycling Stations to Match the Unique Needs of Your Public Spaces

Each Bigbelly deployment is comprised of a customized fleet of smart waste & recycling stations. Stations can be configured as standalone single stations or as multi-stream double or triple stations to accommodate each community’s or facility’s waste stream collections. Each station is customized based on capacity, waste stream, and accessories/options. The full suite of smart stations are field-proven to be durable and street-tough across all environmental conditions.

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Multiple Capacities

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Refresh Package

Bigbelly offers three ‘bulk spare part packs’ that make refreshing three commonly packs’ allow Bigbelly to pass through a price break (bulk quantity at a substantial discount) for the most common parts needed to keep stations looking fresh and great for years to come.

If your stations need some aesthetic upkeep, Bigbelly recommends replacing the side skins, solar bubble, and hopper liners in addition to general station cleaning. Replacing these parts instantly make your stations look almost brand new!

HC5/SC5.5 Solar Bubble HC5/SC5/SC5.5 Side Skin HC5 Hopper Liner

Bulk Pack Quantity

12 per pack 30 per pack 50 per pack

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Bigbelly’s exclusive CORE+ module, capable of upgrading a standard Bigbelly HC5 to a smart 12v power outlet for auxiliary devices!

Bigbelly’s CORE+ module turns an HC5 single or double stations into a cloud-controlled, solar-powered 12v electrical outlet. It is capable of providing power to a wide range of smart city devices – from Wi-Fi to sensors to beacons.

Cloud controls are done through Bigbelly’s CLEAN software platform, which will turn on the auxiliary device at a set time every day and will turn it off after a set length of time. (24-hour operation is available) Bigbelly’s core competency in energy management will intelligently shut off power to the auxiliary device in the event of a low energy condition.


Output Voltage


Output Current

5A max

Maximum PV

80W (2x40W)

Maximum Energy Storage



Selectable from 30 min to 24 hours, in 30 min increments

Termination Style

Wire Leads

Wire Length

70 in (1800mm)



AC Power

The Bigbelly system benefits can be taken indoors by leveraging an external power supply in order to provide power to stations for compaction and communication with CLEAN.

The Bigbelly system can be used indoors in public spaces such as corporate offices, indoor cafeterias, malls and retail stores, college residence halls, and healthcare public spaces. Bring reduced collection frequency, remote monitoring, and total waste containment inside.

  •  The fundamental design of the Bigbelly HC station only utilizes low voltage (12V) inside the station. All energy required for compactions, communications, and standby is pulled from a 12V battery. The use of low voltage and a grounded chassis eliminates any possible for electric shock.
  • Indoor usage of HC5 model station runs on the same safe, low voltage system with battery storage.
  • The addition of an A/C adapter turns HC5 stations into a hybrid system with two power sources in the case that your station is every moved for outside use. The Bigbelly HC station uses a fully certified DC power adaptor that is located outside of the station and uses less than .25A at 120V.
  • This power adaptor provides the DC voltage to the station that is used to charge the internal battery. The A/C adapter plugs into the back of the station using standard 110/220 Volt outlets with plug connectors for USA, UK, and European markets.
  • External Power Supply is not required or available for the battery-powered SC5.5 model which properly functions in either indoor or outdoor environments. The SC5.5’s Alkaline battery has a lifespan of ~8 years.

Odor Mask

Is your Bigbelly not smelling like roses?  Freshen up your smart waste station with the Bigbelly Odor Mask.  Available as a factory installed option, or as a retrofit kit, the Odor Mask comes with a bracket, 2 cucumber melon scented disks and instructions.   The scent disks last ~30 days and refills kits are available in packs of four.

Custom Station Wraps

Leverage your Bigbelly stations’ hardware as an eye-catching messaging platform. Drive attention to your desired branding impressions and reach your target audience in a concentrated and visible way.

  • Any configuration of High Capacity and Standard Capacity model stations can be wrapped on all sides. „
  • Customizable station wraps are available for any combination of station types.
  • Promote your brand, public service announcements, sponsorships, advertising, and more.
  • The wraps are full-color durable vinyl material and handle any type of weather while resisting fading.
  • Bigbelly’s design consultants are available to help you with your design or you can provide your own.
  • Anti-graffiti wrap options also available for commonly vandalized areas.
  • Factory installed prior to deployment.


Ash Tray & Stub-Out Plate

The Bigbelly ashtray integrates seamlessly into the front door of an HC5. A large visible aluminum stub out plate is installed on the front door along with matching plates on the sides of the station. A well marked insertion hole provides secure, safe disposal of cigarette butts. The removable bin inside can be emptied into the waste bin at the time of collection. 

*for Bigbelly SC5.5, ergonomic Stub Out Plates on each side is available
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Ergonomic Stub-Out Locations

Aluminum plates installed at ergonomic height and placement to protect exterior

Internal Ash Tray Bin

Cigarettes deposited into bin locked inside the Bigbelly HC5

Large Capacity

Capable of holding roughly 2,000 cigarette butts

Fire Resistant

Enclosed design limits air flow, durable aluminum construction

Telescoping Lift Bin 

Bigbelly’s High Capacity ‘TLB’, Telescoping Lift Bin – optimized for both manual and automated collections, it is fully compatible with Bigbelly’s best-in-class public space waste compactor and Bigbelly’s superior HandGuard Hopper interface.

Bigbelly’s TLB has a low collapsed height to provide proper compaction depth, compatibility with the Bigbelly Hopper and compliance with handicap access requirements. The TLB is also designed with a snug fit inside the compactor ensuring waste is compacted into the bin, not around it.

Bigbelly TLB Standard Lift Bin

Fits HandGuard Hopper

Only lifter compatible bin with short enough height for HandGuard Hopper

Ergonomic Manual Emptying

Low collapsed height and wide opening allow for manual emptying

Lift Truck Compatible

Versions for both ANSI z245.60 and EN 1501 lift devices

Compactor Specific Design

Specific shape and features to optimize compactor performance

Want to Learn More about Bigbelly's Exclusive TLB? 

Download the Telescoping Lift Bin Data Sheet!

Side Message Panels

Take advantage of your deployment’s valuable messaging real estate without being limited to a single message or graphic. Message panels are a perfect solution if you plan to change out your messaging or advertising regularly for events, seasonal campaigns, or rotating public service announcements.

Bigbelly Message Panels Standard Message Panels

Tamper Resistant

Stainless pin-in-torx screws prevent unauthorized removal

Stock Messaging

Every panel comes with eye-catching stock messaging installed

Weather & Corrosion Resistant

Extruded aluminum frames and printed corrugated plastic insert


Remote Hopper Lock

Get unprecedented control over your public space waste bins with Bigbelly’s Hopper lock. Determine when your Bigbelly HC5 stations are available to accept waste through the HandGuard Hopper. Control Hopper access remotely through Bigbelly’s CLEAN Smart Waste console!

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Special Event Lockdown

Schedule lock and unlock timing remotely for events days in advance

Daily Closures

Automatically lock and unlock hoppers remotely on a daily schedule

Overflow Prevention

Lock once 100% full to minimize overflows

Security Management System

Lock down your Bigbelly smart waste stations during special events, leaving them in place, secure and not incurring the expense and hassle of removing from the street. There are four key components to this module:

  1. Pre-lockdown Inspection by event personnel
  2. Physical lockdown of the smart waste stations
  3. Public messaging on the installed security plates
  4. Automated monitoring of unauthorized access or breach through CLEAN software and alerts
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Remote Monitoring

Allow event security management to get immediate alerts to unexpected door activity

Waste Disposal Prevention

Block access to prevent any waste disposal of dangerous objects

Compatible with HC HandGuard Hopper

Special plate and locking for HC HandGuard Hopper

Compatible with SC Hopper

Special plate and locking system for SC Hopper

Compatible with SC Faceplates

Security plate covers entire waste opening for all waste streams

Bigbelly Access Control System

Bigbelly ACS transforms access and security with Bigbelly’s comprehensive cloud-driven Access Control System - making traditional metal key locks obsolete.

Access can be limited by users, groups of stations, individual stations or by waste stream type giving management access flexibility and control. A simple swipe of the keycard gives collection staff access to the stations or waste streams they are authorized to collect. No keys to break and no lock cylinder for vandals to attempt to break into. One HC5 can host up to two SC companions.

Bigbelly ACS Generic Electronic Lock

Cloud-Based Access Control

All access privileges set remotely and updated over-the-air

Fully CLEAN Integrated

Control access with the same groups and users already defined in CLEAN

100% Solar Powered

Operates directly off the HC battery without separate batteries to worry about

Waste Group Controls

Define access based on existing smart waste groups

Multiple User Types

Know which user opened which bins, differentiating between cleaning crews and collection crews.

Single Swipe

One swipe unlocks all stations in a kiosk

Want to Learn More about Bigbelly's Exclusive Access Control System? 

Download the Bigbelly ACS Data Sheet!

Bigbelly's High Capacity Solar-Powered Compactor

Bigbelly's HC5 model is the ONLY smart, solar-powered waste compactor that works in any location, thanks to Skip-A-Cycle(TM) patented energy management technology. In its fifth generation design, the HC5 has been field proven out on streets across the globe.

This first, proven, and leading solar-powered waste compactor delivers a 150 gallons of capacity, up to 10X a traditional waste bin. Total containment ensures that trash is kept in and pests stay out for cleaner spaces.

Bigbelly's suite of smart waste bins all communicate their real-time status and notify crews when they are ready to be collected. Having enough capacity and knowing when to collect streamlines waste management operations, increases productivity, and keeps public areas clean and green.

Download the full HC5 Data Sheet!