January 13, 2010
Solar Powered Trash cans
Garbage is all around,
Full trash cans abound.
Want to help your town?
Solar cans will astound!
Sunny Days Keep Trash Trucks Away
Every day, millions of trash cans around the U.S. are filled, collected, and emptied. Garbage trucks running on fossil fuels make countless daily pick-ups of our refuse and transport it to overfilled dumpsites.
- The Big Belly Solar Compactor is a revolutionary trash receptacle that uses solar power for 100% of its energy needs. It is safe, easy to use, keeps out pests, and is designed to withstand all weather conditions.
- The capacity of the Big Belly is 5 times greater than standard trash bins. This reduces the number of required collection trips and can cut fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 80%.
- Depending on collection frequency, a standard trash bin costs between $7,300 and $30,000 over its lifetime. The lifetime operational costs of the Big Belly are between $6,000 and $12,000.
- Over 2,000 Big Belly systems have been sold across the U.S. and in 17 countries around the world. For example, the city of Philadelphia has reduced its trash collection trips by 75% by replaced 700 trashcans downtown with 500 Big Bellies.
Big Belly Solar, is combating our garbage dilemma with their innovative and cost effective Big Belly on-site solid waste solar compaction systems.
Newsweek has a great article detailing the Big Belly solar compactor.