Are Those ‘Big Belly’ Trash Bins Even Effective?
For good reason.
Simply put, the average city pedestrian might not want to pull down that sticky, disgusting handle to toss trash, or push down on the foot pedal to accomplish same. It’s much easier to just toss into the standard circular trash can.
Over in Chinatown, we hear that several of the multi-thousand-dollar bins have been replaced. However, it’s unclear if their removal is temporary or related to the excessive overflowing. (Concession of failure?)
Big Belly cans are solar-powered “smart waste” machines that cost upwards of $4,000 apiece. All garbage collected is compacted, and can accumulate roughly 150 gallons of refuse. That translates into fewer pickups from the Department of Sanitation.
What’s your experience with Big Belly?
— Sikchutnay (@SikLunChutNay) July 1, 2018