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Win while you’re binning: the case for smart waste collection

by Emmett Reidy, Business Development Director at Egbert Taylor I’ve been working in the disruptive waste technology market for over a decade now, and during that time the bin and market has changed – considerably, I am glad to say. With the advancement in cellular and battery technology, as well as Local Authorities’ openness to…

Worcester City Council combats greedy Seagulls with Bigbelly

Worcester’s growing population of greedy gulls is being brought into line following Worcester City Council’s decision to trial 10 Bigbelly units’ ability to prevent seagull scavenging and increase litter capacity in city centre locations throughout the town. The trial lasts until 14 September and will help prevent seagulls from pulling half-eaten food out of litterbins…

Derbyshire Dales Council cuts Bin empties by 95 per cent

Overflowing bins, vermin risks and shrinking resources are what prompted Derbyshire Dales Council to replace 115 litterbins with only 42 Bigbelly units – a decision that has since reduced unnecessary bin empties by up to 95 per cent within some parts of the local authority. Matlock Bath in Derbyshire has reduced empties using traditional litterbins…

Hartlepool Borough Council tackles Seagulls with Bigbelly

Hartlepool Borough Council has redefined the term ‘seagull management’ following its decision to roll out 15 Bigbelly smart stations across its popular Seaton Carew seafront area – a decision that during the trial period reduced unnecessary bin emptying by 87 per cent. Following a four-week trial, which saw 13 traditional bins replaced with five Bigbelly…

Croydon Council gets big boost with bigbelly and £1.3M investment

Croydon Council, London’s second largest borough, has attributed its cleaner streets to a successful community engagement programme and a £1.3m investment in its street cleansing services, which included the installation of 80 Bigbelly units across high footfall areas back in April. In only six months since Bigbelly was installed the council has achieved an 88…

Bigbelly boosts Newham Council’s efficiency to 87 per cent in only to weeks through new trading company

Newham Council is the latest local authority to switch to Bigbelly’s fill-level monitoring and solar compacting technology after it installed 26 smart stations in August and achieved almost 90 per cent efficiency in just two weeks. Public Realm Services (PRS) Ltd, a new Local Authority Trading Company wholly owned by Newham Council, rolled out what…

Update and Innovate your ‘Binfrastructure’

Cleaning the UK’s streets of mostly avoidable litter costs the taxpayer almost £800million each year according to the Department for Communities and Local Government. Overflowing bins, missed collections and poorly located waste containers contribute to the growing problem of littering and excessive waste on our countries streets with a worrying 1 in 5* people having…

Cheshire West and Chester Council top of the league when it comes to Bigbelly

Cheshire West and Chester Council is England’s most efficient Bigbelly user after the system’s CLEAN platform – the monitoring and evaluation software behind Bigbelly – revealed that the council operated at 98 per cent efficiency throughout 2016. The efficiency rating is based on the number of collections made when Bigbelly’s Smart Stations are full and…

Bigbelly Scores a Drop Goal in Rugby

The client The brief To implement a waste collection solution that: Improved the council’s urban environment by delivering a cleaner and greener streetscape; Provided a contemporary and aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional bins; Reduced unnecessary manual waste collections and the associated vehicle movements and emissions; Cemented Rugby’s reputation as a pioneering and innovative town. The…

A First for London

Bigbelly helps City of London Corporation put Pedal to the Metal The City of London Corporation has become the first local authority in the UK to adopt the foot pedal-operated Bigbelly smart station after Egbert Taylor’s waste technology brand, Bigbelly, developed it in conjunction with the council. Eight units have been introduced to make waste…

Big Results in Shipley

Bigbelly trial yields big results in Shipley The waste technology brand responsible for creating what has been referred to as ‘the world’s smartest bin’, Bigbelly, has continued its expansion across West Yorkshire following the successful trial of nine of its smart stations in Shipley in the City of Bradford. The trial, which saw Bigbelly’s 606-litre…