Multi-Purpose Hosting Platform

A platform deployed in the public right-of-way that delivers much more than smart waste & recycling. It is optimal for hosting additional technologies – from Small Cell to Wi-Fi. It is easy to access and can hide technology in plain sight.

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 a variety of technologies. It is easy to access and can hide technology in plain sight. Communities 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.

Communities and solution providers share the challenge of how and where to deploy solutions and telecommunications infrastructure in the public right-of-way without additional clutter or negative aesthetic impact. Consider the possibilities of how your community can leverage the Bigbelly platform to transform not only core waste and recycling service but also leverage the multi-purpose platform add more value to the people across your city, campus, or organization.

Wi-Fi Hotspot

The smart station form factor doubles as a sealed location to conceal a Wi-Fi hotspot in the public right-of-way. No plugs or grid power are required for instant Internet access with up to 200′ signal radius.

Information & Communication Technologies

Bigbelly’s multi-purpose platform offers a hosting cabinet for various ICT equipment and applications to deploy exactly where it is needed most. Delivers both core waste management & best-in-class information and communication technology services, with minimized visual impact and footprint.

Small Cell &
Wireless Equipment

Leverage the Bigbelly platform as a multi-purpose infrastructure in dense urban areas. It can host small cell /wireless equipment in an easy to access sidewalk location while being hidden in plain sight.

Communities leverage the Bigbelly Smart Waste & Recycling System to eliminate the common challenges of managing public space waste.

They also use this multi-purpose platform to solve other technology challenges from the digital divide to bandwidth deficit in dense urban areas.


Riverhead Town will be trying out new smart trash compactors meant to reduce trash woes and also offer Wi-Fi and cell phone connection for beachgoers at South Jamesport Beach and Iron Pier Beach. The solar-powered receptacles will be installed […] through a partnership between Bigbelly, a company that manufactures smart waste and recycling bins designed for cities, and Verizon. A cell antenna is attached to each compactor.  |  Read coverage →


[Bigbelly] trash and recycling units in Russell have been transformed into 4G Wi-Fi hot spots units, the first [Bigbelly] 4G hotspot units in the world. And, they are solar powered. “For Louisville to successfully transition to a high-tech and advanced manufacturing economy, everyone in every neighborhood must have access to the Internet,” said Fischer. “Today’s announcement is one step toward getting our entire city wired into the 21st Century economy.” |  Read coverage →


“In cities everywhere we’re deploying waste and recycle management stations though a partner called Bigbelly. As a result, this ends up being a location where we can extend that site to allow other equipment to be deployed right there at that location. Where there’s waste and recycling, there’s densities of people. That also means there’s densities of mobile devices. Within a cabinet like this, we have the ability to provide a fair amount of equipment space so we can load equipment in there and deliver multi-carrier small cell solutions all concealed right on the streetscape. |  Read coverage →


The City of Lousiville takes their Bigbelly smart waste and recycling system to the next level as a multi-purpose core infrastructure in their Russell neighborhood. At bus stations along the public transit system, the Wi-Fi hotspot hidden in plain sight (housed in the cavity between the waste and recycling station) delivered critical Internet access for locals, whether waiting at the bus stop or visiting a local business organization.   |  Read more  →

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