Earlier the week of August 25, 2017, 20 new state-of-the-art Bigbelly Smart Waste Systems were installed in the Ninth District, helping to combat the litter problem on City streets and public areas. The local initiative is part of Councilman Curren Price’s ongoing “Clean & Green” campaign.
The addition of the solar-powered Bigbelly trash cans brings the total to 40 smart waste systems in District 9. Since taking office in 2013, Councilman Price has worked with the City and local non-profit CRCD (Coalition for Responsible Community Development) to install more than 400 trash cans throughout the District.
“We’ve put together a comprehensive plan that will help remove trash from our streets, alleys and sidewalks and make the NEW 9th more beautiful and livable,” Councilman Curren Price said.
The Bigbelly system includes waste receptacles that contain a built-in compactor, which increases waste volume and improves operational efficiency by up to 80 percent. The “smart” system and its cloud-connected communication informs waste collection operators when the waste units need to be emptied.
The latest addition of the Bigbellys were placed along major corridors in CD 9, including Main Street and Avalon Boulevard. If you know of a street that could use a garbage can, please contact Councilman Curren Price’s Constituent Service Center at (323) 846-2651.
Remember to call 311 for information and access to city services like sanitation and bulky item pick-up; graffiti removal; and pothole repair.