Municipalities are driven to deploy solutions that drive citizen engagement, solve operational problems, and deliver meaningful data that can lead to improved services.

Bigbelly’s world leading platform is deployed in the public right-of-way that delivers much more than smart waste and recycling. In addition to modernizing a core city service, it is optimal for hosting additional technologies. It is easy to access and can hide technology in plain sight. Cities can take advantage of required public waste infrastructure as a holding place for other technology, applications, and equipment. Multi-purposing the smart waste system eases logistics, declutters the streetscapes, and further enhances the community experience with improved services.

Smart Waste in Times Square

Solutions for Cities

Discover how cities transform a core city service and leverage a multi-purpose platform to beautify their public spaces.

Solutions for Cities
Smart Waste on College Campus

Solutions for Campuses

Learn how Bigbelly collaborates with colleges & universities keep their campus clean, deploy sustainable solutions, and reallocate resources.

Solutions for Campuses
Smart Waste in Cafe

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Explore how retailers & venues enhance the customer experience, showcase sustainability, and increase productivity.

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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.

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.


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.

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.

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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