10 March 2015
Alliance Expands Use of Solar Waste and Recycling Units
In Downtown New York has expanded its use of solar power Big belly waste and recycling units. It raised it numbers from 16 to 174 units in Newton, Mass. The alliance is a public-private partnership with the Vector Media for the unit’s exterior. The company said that Big belly stations allow for the waste disposal and recycling of paper or plastic and glass. Solar drives help to compact and then it alerts the staffers when the unit needs to be emptied. The pilot program expanded last year by adding 11 waste stations and then later 16 recycling stations. The programs has grown to 158 compacting waste stations. Using the Big belly Stations have allowed 75% of the need for empting of full bins. Downtown New York is making their public space recycling bigger. The alliance is continuing to transform their public spaces with clean, safe, and sustainable solutions. They will plan to partner with them for more smart solutions in the future says the director of Big belly. The sanitation is happy to partner with the Downtown Alliance and Vector Media in the public space recycling bin program. The expansion is right in step in sanitation’s goal to increase recycling and sustainability and to provide safer and cleaner streets and sidewalks. The public space recycling have placed 2,912 baskets throughout the city for metal, glass, and plastic or paper. We are happy to see that the Downtown Alliance shares our goals for going clean and green and people are continuing to work with them.