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Los Angeles Ninth Council District Expands Installation of Bigbelly Smart Waste and Recycling System

Hi-tech waste management system is part of Councilmember Curren Price’s clean-up campaign to eliminate blight, promote cleanliness and improve livability

NEEDHAM, Mass. and LOS ANGELES, Calif.  – Bigbelly, Inc., the leader in smart waste and recycling systems, and Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. announced today theLos Angeles Ninth Council District is significantly expanding its use of the Bigbelly system to help combat the litter problem on city streets and throughout the region’s public areas.

Since taking office in 2013, Price has worked tirelessly to uplift the District as part of the “Clean & Green” initiative—helping to orchestrate hundreds of community clean-ups and directing resources to remove trash and illegally dumped items from alleys and neighborhood streets. The Bigbelly system is part of a comprehensive effort to eliminate blight, improve livability, and spur economic development. The initiative also includes the development of a multi-agency taskforce, installation of cameras in chronic dumping sites, and deployment of hundreds of trash cans. To date, combined efforts have resulted in the removal of over 6,000 tons of bulky items and nearly 4,000 tons of abandoned waste.

“This is a new era for District Nine that includes adoption of a hi-tech waste management system that leverages innovative waste receptacles, and connected real-time data collection and analysis software to help keep our streets clean,” said Price. “We are delivering on the promise of change to improve residents’ quality of life. Our community has the right to the same amenities and core services enjoyed by the rest of the city—clean streets, beautiful parks and green spaces, good paying local jobs, thriving businesses, and opportunities for our youth to learn and succeed. I am fully committed to making progress in every area so that residents who call the NEW 9th home live with dignity.”

The Bigbelly system includes waste receptacles that contain a built-in compactor, which increases waste volume and improves operational efficiencies by up to 80 percent. The “smart” system and its cloud-connected communication informs waste collection operators when the waste and recycling units need emptying. The innovative platform has proven effective and efficient in reducing collection frequency, which in turn reduces labor costs, and the Department of Public Works’ carbon footprint. The expansion will help curb what has historically been an ongoing problem for residents and businesses in the Ninth District.

First introduced at this year’s Central Avenue Jazz Festival, Bigbelly units are stationed along the Central Avenue commercial corridor in South Los Angeles. Following the successful launch, plans now include expanded use of the Bigbelly system by the end of 2015 along other main corridors that include Avalon, Broadway and Main.

The District has partnered with Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRDC), a youth-centered neighborhood-based community development organization, to deploy the Bigbelly system in high traffic areas throughout the District.

“L.A.’s Ninth District is going through a progressive transformation that focuses on improving the day-to-day lives of residents and protecting its unique history and culture,” said Jack Kutner, Bigbelly CEO. “It is one of the most vocal and focused communities – from neighborhood community groups, through city service departments and the local government –we’ve worked with. Since the successful unveiling of the first installations, the demand for Bigbelly has been strong, support overwhelming, and the feedback consistently positive.”

 

Online Resources:

District map http://www.the-new-ninth.com/district_map

About Bigbelly

Bigbelly, Inc. is the world-leading provider of smart waste & recycling management solutions with more than 1,500 customers in 47 countries. Solar powered, the Bigbelly Smart Waste & Recycling System combines cloud computing with smart compacting waste and recycling stations. The system helps customer beautify their public space and reduce operational costs by 70-80 percent.

Los Angeles Ninth Council District Expands Installation of Bigbelly Smart Waste and Recycling System
Hi-tech waste management system is part of Councilmember Curren Price’s clean-up campaign to eliminate blight, promote cleanliness and improve livability NEEDHAM, Mass. and LOS ANGELES, Calif.  – Bigbelly, Inc., the leader in smart waste and recycling systems, and Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. announced today theLos Angeles Ninth Council District is significantly expanding its use of the […] »

A&G Labs’ Fashion Invention MVSE Wins Silver at W3 Awards

We’re psyched to announce that MVSE, our physical/digital fitting room experience, has been named a W3 Awards Silver Winner in the Environmental/Experimental Fashion category. The W3 Awards honor creative excellence on the web and are selected by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, which means it’s kind of a big deal. But don’t take our word for it – here’s what Linda Day, director of the AIVA, had to say:

“We were amazed at the caliber and quality of work we received this year from the smallest agencies to the biggest firms worldwide. As the Web continues to expand in new and exciting ways, our winners continue to truly push the envelope of Internet creativity and web design. On behalf of the 600+ members of The Academy Interactive and Visual Arts, we are honored to recognize our winners as they continue to set a high standard of excellence for Web development.”

A&G Labs’ Fashion Invention MVSE Wins Silver at W3 Awards
We’re psyched to announce that MVSE, our physical/digital fitting room experience, has been named a W3 Awards Silver Winner in the Environmental/Experimental Fashion category. The W3 Awards honor creative excellence on the web and are selected by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, which means it’s kind of a big deal. But don’t take […] »

September 2015 – Mass Capital announces a new investment in MedTouch

MEDTOUCH

MCRC is pleased to announce a new investment in MedTouch. For more than 10 years, MedTouch has been an online strategy and technology partner for the best brands in healthcare. With a national client base of hospitals, health plans and integrated delivery networks, MedTouch builds integrated digital strategy and technology solutions to acquire patients and members, provide successful user experiences, and build healthcare specific online strategies on a world class web-based platform. MedTouch has five locations across the U.S. and was named to the Inc. 500 | 5000 in 2013 and 2014, an annual list of the fastest growing private companies. Mass Capital’s subordinated debt investment along with a minority investment by Pleasant Bay Capital Partners will be used to accelerate product development and service line growth for clients and their future projects.

For more information, visit the website www.medtouch.com.

September 2015 – Mass Capital announces a new investment in MedTouch
MEDTOUCH MCRC is pleased to announce a new investment in MedTouch. For more than 10 years, MedTouch has been an online strategy and technology partner for the best brands in healthcare. With a national client base of hospitals, health plans and integrated delivery networks, MedTouch builds integrated digital strategy and technology solutions to acquire patients and members, […] »

Technology innovation creates exceptional spaces and memorable experiences

Technology innovation creates exceptional spaces and memorable experiences

NEEDHAM, MASS., – Bigbelly, Inc., the leader in smart waste and recycling management, announces its cloud-connected Smart Waste & Recycling system beautifies Atlanta’s parks and improves visitors’ enjoyment of these public spaces. The system intelligently gathers, consolidates, and analyzes data from connected waste and recycling units for a complete waste management solution that keeps Atlanta’s crown jewels in pristine condition.

Atlanta’s 366 parks provide 4,804 acres of urban oasis and act as focal points for encouraging community spirit and involvement. With Bigbelly installed by the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), daily visitors can enjoy the parks without subjection to overflowing waste, litter, and pests. Atlanta Park Pride, a nonprofit working to improve the City’s parks, championed bringing Bigbelly to Atlanta in support of broader waste management and beautification efforts.

“Our park programs and services encourage Atlanta residents and visitors to participate in a range of activities and cultural experiences,” said Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner, Amy Phuong. “We take great pride in the quality of operation and care of our parks facilities. Bigbelly has already proven great success in helping to create a safe, enriching environment by dramatically increasing recycling and trash disposal within select parks.”

Visitors can find Bigbelly on the Beltline and in the Ben Hill ParkChastain Memorial Park,Piedmont Park, White Park, and Woodruff Park. This example of DPR investments supports its mission of making Atlanta ‘the city of choice through exceptional spaces and memorable experiences.’

Atlanta is a progressive city with a commitment to preserving its award winning parks,” said Jack Kutner, Bigbelly CEO. “DPR found our Bigbelly system a viable and innovative way to deliver improved aesthetics and services through a smart, connected infrastructure. Such an endorsement by Atlanta parks serves to validate wider deployments and value-add to the city in driving operational efficiency and improved quality of life.”

 

About Bigbelly

Bigbelly, Inc. is the world-leading provider of smart waste & recycling management solutions with more than 1,500 customers in 47 countries. Solar powered, the Bigbelly Smart Waste & Recycling System combines cloud computing with smart compacting waste and recycling stations. The system helps customer beautify their public space and reduce operational costs by 70-80 percent.

Technology innovation creates exceptional spaces and memorable experiences
Technology innovation creates exceptional spaces and memorable experiences NEEDHAM, MASS., – Bigbelly, Inc., the leader in smart waste and recycling management, announces its cloud-connected Smart Waste & Recycling system beautifies Atlanta’s parks and improves visitors’ enjoyment of these public spaces. The system intelligently gathers, consolidates, and analyzes data from connected waste and recycling units for a complete waste management […] »

Historic Jeannette Plant Now Cutting Edge Recycler

Historic Jeannette Plant Now Cutting-Edge Recycler

Murphy tours Triumvirate’s Red2Green operations.

During World War II, American GIs victoriously fought island to island against the Japanese Empire in the Pacific Theatre. Many of the boats used during this period were manufactured by Elliot Company at the plant on Claridge-Elliott Road in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. Following the war, the factory was sold to Hanlin-Wilson Company to build exhaust manifolds for cars, boats, and planes. Today, the Jeannette plant is operated by Triumvirate Environmental to process non-biological medical waste containers into plastic lumber.

Congressman Murphy recently visited the operation and saw firsthand how the historic plant that once made military crafts to help defeat the Japanese, now helps keep refuse out of the environment and safely repurposed. Murphy applauded Triumvirate for their continued innovation and job opportunities in the community.

Standard disposal of medical waste is expensive and detrimental to the environment. In fact it is traditionally picked up from healthcare institutions and brought to an incinerator or dumped into a landfill. However Triumvirate developed a solution, called the Red2Green program, to avoid these issues. The program involves melting down medical waste and reusing it for plastic lumber instead of sterilizing and dumping into landfills. The products are repurposed into landscape timbers, speed bumps, farm tools, and many other items. Clients see a 20-30% cost savings that use Triumvirate services.

Historic Jeannette Plant Now Cutting Edge Recycler
Historic Jeannette Plant Now Cutting-Edge Recycler Murphy tours Triumvirate’s Red2Green operations. During World War II, American GIs victoriously fought island to island against the Japanese Empire in the Pacific Theatre. Many of the boats used during this period were manufactured by Elliot Company at the plant on Claridge-Elliott Road in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. Following the war, the […] »

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