Public spaces are driven to deploy solutions that create a clean & beautiful environment, solve operational challenges, and deliver meaningful data that can lead to improved services.

Born from smart, solar-powered compactors, Bigbelly has evolved into a global waste solutions leader. Bigbelly creates a world where public space waste is hidden & contained, while reducing the cost and impact of waste collection – therefore improving a community’s quality of life, aesthetics, health & safety and operational sustainability.

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Solutions for Cities

Cities & towns create clean, beautiful public spaces where people live, work, and play.

Solutions for Cities

Solutions for Campuses

Colleges & universities keep campuses clean & innovative, achieve sustainability goals, and optimize resources.

Solutions for Campuses

Solutions for Retail & Venues

Retailers & venues enhance visitor experience, showcase sustainability, and redeploy valuable resources.

Solutions for Retail & Venues
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Streetscapes & Sidewalks

Cities leverage the multi-purpose Bigbelly platform across every neighborhood in town for a variety of reasons – from offering free public Wi-Fi in the outlying communities suffering a digital divide, to hosting wireless equipment in dense urban areas facing a bandwidth deficit. All communities that deploy Bigbelly know that their public spaces will be kept clean and litter-free for constituent enjoyment. Moreover, collection crews reduce waste & recycling collections by 70-80% on average.

College & University Campuses

Colleges & Universities strive to deploy solutions that keep their campus clean, showcase commitment to sustainability, and overcome operational challenges with design & data. Bigbelly’s solutions empower campuses of all sizes and environments to create beautiful and welcoming spaces, improving the quality of life for their students, staff, and visitors.


Passenger surveys consistently rank Bigbelly’s Smart Waste system as one of the most innovative aspects of an airport. Airports implementing Bigbelly see higher passenger satisfaction, reduced environmental impact, and a 2-3X ROI. Bigbelly creates beautiful, state-of-the-art transportation hubs free of visible waste, minimizing visitors’ interaction with daily maintenance routines. Unlike non-integrated, reactive waste collection systems, travelers’ experience is unobstructed and seamless. Key to guest loyalty, Bigbelly prioritizes the quality of travelers’ interactions with sanitation in their shared space.

Business Improvement Districts

Business Improvement Districts use the Bigbelly platform to enhance streetscape aesthetics and keep constituents engaged.  Cleaner, safer, and less congested pedestrian areas are made available. Deploy public space Wi-Fi to engage visitors to the area, a location-based beacon network to drive customers to local businesses, and people counting sensors to refine service delivery based on traffic patterns through the district.

Public Transit Systems

Ensure that riders have a positive experience while waiting or disembarking the bus, train, or tram with the Bigbelly system. Deploy Wi-Fi hotspots in waste stations nearby to deliver public Internet access for access to schedules during the wait. Add a location-based beacon network to target nearby businesses, attractions, and events. Built-in compaction and knowing exactly which stations to collect removes the common challenges of overflows and unnecessary collections of empty bins.


Parks create more compelling, vibrant public areas for constituents to gather and entice visitors to stay longer. Total containment ensures waste stays in and pests stay out to create cleaner, safer parks for all. With Bigbelly, citizens and visitors can enjoy Internet access via public space Wi-Fi hotspots and find localized information in clean, critter-free environments. These hard-to-reach locations avoid the disruption typically required to run power and fiber through greenspace for additional services.

Waterfront: Harbors, Ports & Beaches

Waterfront areas use the Bigbelly system to keep the walkways clean and waste out of the water. Visitors enjoy beautiful ports, harbors, and beaches that are free of waste, and where seagulls are kept at bay. In addition, the platform can deliver public Wi-Fi service to enhance the visitor experience and enable waterfront visitors to linger longer in a connected environment. Collection crews spend time on more meaningful work with up to 80% fewer collections.

“Adoption of Smart Cities is constantly on the rise for deployment of smart waste management solutions. More than 70% of the world’s population will live in towns and cities by 2050, and the next decade is expected to see nearly 50% increase in global waste generation.”

Source: Global Data, Research Nester

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