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GREENBURGH TO JOIN COMMUNITIES -BIG BELLY SOLAR POWERED TRASH CONTAINERS IN HARTSDALE
Release Date: October 23, 2012

The Greenburgh Town Board met with representatives of BIG BELLY, a company that manufactures solar waste and recycling containers placed in streets around the world. We will test the containers on E Hartsdale Ave and will also consider placing the containers at some town parks. The discussion took place at the Town Board work session -October 23rd. The discussion took place at the beginning of the meeting (which is archived on our website: www.greenburghny.com).
PAUL FEINER
  • TIME Magazine: Trash Talk - June 25, 2012
    The future of garbage is greener, cleaner, smarter and cheaper to pick up. And it’s here… There are 15,000 BigBelly Solar waste & recycling stations deployed around the world, and they’ve already started to transform the industry, keeping gas guzzling trucks off the street while cutting costs for cash-starved communities. So what’s the catch? Really, there isn’t one. The BigBelly system helps reduce our carbon emissions — and our vulnerability to price shocks — and also helps keep cities cleaner, eliminating overflows that attract rats and pigeons.
  • Dirty to Digital: Changing the Way We Think About Waste - April 19, 2012
    As part of a just-launched pilot at University of Washington, a number of the existing outdoor garbage and recycling cans on Red Square have been replaced with high-tech, automated kiosks that collect more types of materials.
    “It’s changing the way we think about waste,” said UW Recycling & Solid Waste Manager Emily Newcomer. “We expect the increased capacity and the as-needed servicing to dramatically reduce our fuel use and disposal costs while using a sustainable energy source to create these efficiencies.”
  • Eliminating the Waste in Waste Collection - February 27, 2012
    To provide vital public solid waste collection services in the face of rising costs, rising waste volumes and increasing budget pressures, a growing number of communities around the globe are taking an innovative, practical step to reduce the demand for waste collection trips, reaping both immediate and ongoing benefits of dramatic operating cost savings and substantial reduction in fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • BigBelly Solar Unveils “Smart Grid for Waste & Recycling” - September 26, 2011
    BigBelly Solar launched its next-generation intelligent waste & recycling collection system, the “Smart Grid for Waste & Recycling,” which features new and expanded capabilities at each layer, delivering dramatic cost savings while improving service levels.
  • C40 Cities: Global Best Practice for Waste – Philadelphia, USA - May 13, 2011
    The BigBelly system in Philadelphia has been highlighted by the Climate Leadership Group as a global best practice in the category of managing waste. The citywide use of BigBelly Solar waste & recycling stations has resulted in annual CO2 reduction, financial savings and increased residential recycling rates.
  • The ChronicleHerald: Recycling bins getting noticed on Halifax waterfront - February 5, 2011
    Halifax’s waterfront has achieved an impressive 95% recycling rate for containers. Last September, Halifax replaced 51 regular garbage containers on the waterfront with 15 four-stream BigBelly Solar kiosks to handle discarded drink containers, paper, organics and garbage.
  • BigBelly Solar Selected as a GoingGreen Global 200 Winner - September 22, 2011
    “We are honored to have been selected by AlwaysOn as one of the game-changing companies driving the global greentech revolution,” said Barry Fougere, CEO of BigBelly Solar. “The innovative application of information technology and renewable energy to solve the world’s energy, environmental and financial problems is an exciting mission for our firm and the other winners.”
  • College Planning & Management: Solar-Powered…Waste Collection? - April 22, 2011
    Washington, DC – Georgetown University’s Solid Waste and Recycling manager has several important goals: to bring sustainability leadership to the management of waste and recycling, to do so in a highly efficient and cost-effective way, and keep to the historic campus looking constantly clean and green. An innovative solar-powered waste collection system is a unique solution.
  • El Paso Inc.: City rolls out solar-powered bins Downtown - June 2, 2011
    The City of El Paso began installing 73 BigBelly solar-powered trash compactors in Downtown last week, replacing 40 percent of the green rod-iron trash bins in the area. The city expects to save money by cutting collection trips, reducing fuel costs and allowing the city to reallocate staffing resources to other programs. A recent pilot program showed the collection frequency using the solar powered trash compactors was reduced to twice a week, compared to 14 times a week for a conventional bin.

Recent News
  • ThisIsBath.com: Solar bins launched to flatten waste - September 10, 2012
    Bath, United Kingdom – New solar powered bins have arrived in Bath to help keep more litter off the streets. The 26 bins, which have been installed around the city centre, have eight times the capacity than the average street bin.
  • Dirty to Digital: Changing the Way We Think About Waste - April 19, 2012
    As part of a just-launched pilot at University of Washington, a number of the existing outdoor garbage and recycling cans on Red Square have been replaced with high-tech, automated kiosks that collect more types of materials.
    “It’s changing the way we think about waste,” said UW Recycling & Solid Waste Manager Emily Newcomer. “We expect the increased capacity and the as-needed servicing to dramatically reduce our fuel use and disposal costs while using a sustainable energy source to create these efficiencies.”
  • Bryce Canyon National Park’s Solar Compactors - March 13, 2012
    On a recent trip to Bryce Canyon National Park, I noticed that all the trash cans weren’t simply regular garbage cans, but solar powered trash compactor cans. It’s such a simple idea that makes a whole lot of sense. I hope that I end up seeing more of these, and other similar simple concepts that make sense, in other National Parks I visit.
  • NewsWorks.org: Philly worker saluted for service beyond call of duty - March 11, 2012
    Mayor Michael Nutter presents Carlton Williams, Deputy Commissioner of the Philadelphia Streets Department, an award for going above and beyond daily requirements. “He works with our block captains to keep our streets clean, he implemented weekly recycling and installed those fantastic BigBelly solar-powered trash cans all over the city,” Mayor Nutter said. “You know I love those BigBellies.”
  • Newport Life Magazine: Crunch Time - February 29, 2012
    A system that combines solar-powered remote monitoring and on-site compaction is responsible for cleaner streets, less trash truck traffic and reduced emissions downtown, allowing Waste Management to collect the 25 BigBelly Solar waste stations about twice weekly instead of twice daily as before with the 50 trashcans they replaced. “If it’s a busy summer weekend…they’ll be emptied,” says Kristin Littlefield, City of Newport, RI’s Clean City Program Coordinator. “But on a Monday, they’ll be monitored instead of sending a truck right away.”
  • Virgin Islands: High-tech trash cans tell workers when they are full - February 22, 2012
    BigBelly waste & recycling stations are helping make the US Virgin Islands cleaner and more efficient. Remote monitoring and on-site compaction allow the stations to be collected less frequently, freeing up manpower and resources. The stations have been approved by the appropriate Historic Preservation Commissions.
  • Creative Fundraising for NKU Green to purchase BigBelly Solar Waste & Recycling System - February 15, 2012
    Northern Kentucky University Dining Services is hosting a charity event on April 9 in which participants will attempt to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records. Proceeds will be going to NKU Green and will support sustainable initiatives on campus: “Specifically, to purchase BigBelly solar-powered waste and recycling stations for the campus,” said NKU Dining Services Marketing Director Janelle Craft.
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