Bigbelly is modernizing the way cities across this nation take out the trash. In the City of New York, the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant is among the few neighborhoods across the five boroughs where 10 new high-tech waste and recycling receptacles have been situated.
Earlier this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $32 million plan to reduce the city’s rat population, which included the use of 336 new waste containers with a mailbox opening to prevent animal access to discarded food.
Every Bigbelly is solar-powered and equipped with sensors that are designed to reduce waste collection by up to 80 percent, deliver location-based messages and notifications, among several other features.
As a result, our city is on the path to increased productivity and sustainability through the use of smart technology.
The Bed-Stuy Gateway BID remains committed to maintaining a clean public space for small business owners, patrons, and neighboring residents. We look forward to the anticipated expansion of Bigbelly throughout our corridor.
For more information, visit http://bigbelly.com.