BigBelly Recycling Bins

 

Initially funded by the We Mean Green Fund, the BigBelly recycling bin project served as a solution to the issue of UNT staff spending a significant amount of time and energy on outdoor waste and recycling collection operations to maintain a clean, comfortable and sustainable campus environment. By purchasing 50 BigBelly trash and recycling bins to replace conventional bins in key areas across campus, UNT turned waste and recycling collections into a more efficient operation, encouraged more environmentally sustainable practices across campus, and yielded immediate operational savings. The BigBelly receptacles have a solar compactor that helps reduce the frequency that staff needs to empty the bins. The receptacles also have software that alerts staff when the bins need to be tended to. Because the bins contain disposed waste items in an enclosed space, trash is less likely to escape the bins preventing litter from blowing across campus.

green recycle arrows with an image of Earth

This project was originally proposed in 2014, with the support of UNT Facilities. This project was implemented during the 2015 fiscal year.


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