The BigBelly® Solar Compactor is a patented compacting trash receptacle that is completely self-powered. Instead of requiring a grid connection, BigBelly uses solar power for 100% of its energy needs. The unit takes up as much space as the "footprint" of an ordinary receptacle—but its capacity is five times greater. Increased capacity reduces collection trips and can cut fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions by 80%.
- BigBelly® solar compactors are upgraded with wireless hardware
- CLEAN sends data through standard SMS (text messaging) format to our online server (requires adequate cellular phone signal, currently provided by AT&T)
- See real-time BigBelly® operational data right at your desk
- Monitor collection activity to elimate unnecessary pickups and free up workers from on-street status checks
BigBelly also provides cost efficiencies from labor savings, fuel cost and maintenance savings, as well as environmental benefits from reduced emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants. Safe, easy to use, and designed to keep out pests, the BigBelly has already proven its worth in urban streets, parks, colleges, arenas—and in all weather conditions.