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The BigBelly Program

How It Helps

Philadelphia's 900 BigBelly™ solar-powered trash units benefit all of us - economically and environmentally. Here's how:

BigBelly™ Solar-Powered Trash Compactors

  • Five times more capacity than regular bins
  • Saves the city money by:
    • requiring fewer trash collections
    • lowering truck fuel costs
    • conserving landfill space
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions
  • Sealed to keep trash and odor in, pests out
  • Sturdy and practically maintenance free
  • Frees up Streets Department collection units to work on other issues
  • Inspires everyone to keep city streets free of litter

On-The-Go Recycling Stations

  • Lets you recycle on the go
  • Saves the city money
  • Single Stream - clean paper, metal cans, plastic bottles, glass jars and all go in this one bin
  • Conserves natural resources
  • Sturdy and practically maintenance free
  • Supports the City's commitment to increase recycling tonnage
  • Helps maintain a greener, cleaner Philadelphia.