Bigbelly shares 2017 sales and growth

The company deployed its products across all 50 states and more than 50 countries in 2017.

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January 9, 2018
Edited by Hilary Crisan
Commercial Waste Equipment & Products

Bigbelly, a smart city solutions provider specializing in smart waste and recycling headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts, has released company growth data for 2017. Deployed across all 50 states, the Canadian provinces and more than 50 countries, Bigbelly has sold 13,709,539 compactions, 2,456,062 collections and 18,304,538 internet of things connections last year.

"We are proud to partner with so many global communities leveraging technology to modernize a core service," Brian Phillips, Bigbelly's CEO, says. "Smart waste management is a proven, measurable and easy to implement component of successful smart cities, campuses and buildings. Our platform is the world leading entry point to these smart initiatives."

Notable installs and expansions in global municipalities include:

  • Alhambra, California
  • Antwerp, Belgium
  • Atlanta
  • Athens, Ohio
  • Cannes, France
  • Culver City, California
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • El Paso Sun Metro, Texas
  • Hoorne, The Netherlands
  • Jupiter, Florida
  • Jurong Town Council, Singapore
  • London
  • Long Beach, California
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami Beach, Florida
  • Montreal
  • Montclair, New Jersey
  • Nambucca Shire, Australia
  • New Haven, Connecticut
  • New York City
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Prague
  • Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Redding, California
  • Richmond, California
  • Riverside, California
  • San Francisco
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Warwick, Rhode Island
  • Wharf District, Washington

Bigbelly launched Clean 5.0, an upgrade to the system's software platform, in June. The product suite expanded with a new standard capacity smart bin that debuted in September. All smart stations now have options such as wheeled lift bins and an enclosed hopper design.

In 2017, the company also engaged Alex Gamota as senior vice president of information and communication technologies with the goal of driving its plans to bring its platform to market in 2018.

"We are extending our value by hosting wireless equipment within our core city infrastructure," Phillips says. "Working with strategic telecommunication partners, we can drive smart city initiatives that modernize waste management and solve problems from the digital divide to bandwidth deficits in dense urban areas."