Big Belly Trash Can Installed at Highridge Park
In line with the City's recycling and sustainability efforts, Rolling Hills Estates has made a Bigbelly Smart Waste and Recycling Station available at Highridge Park. Made possible by the CalRecycle Beverage Container Grant Fund, this addition to the City will help keep Highridge park clean and litter free using state-of-the-art technology.
The new station, which sits at the North-West end of the Highridge Park parking lot, includes solar powered trash and recycling containers so they are self-charging. It also contains smart sensor technology, which communicates with crews in real time to let them know when the bins are ready to be emptied. This streamlines the waste removal process and ensures that there will be no overflowing trash bins when RHE residents live and play. The containers are also critter- and wind-proof, and have at least 5-times the capacity of standard trash bins.
It’s the city’s goal that the Big Belly Station will be the next asset in RHE’s mission to reducing waste and increasing efficiency. Each Big Belly station is customized based on capacity, waste stream, and accessories/options. The full suite of smart stations are field-proven to be durable and street-tough across all environmental conditions. Even better, they help encourage and increase recycling for park visitors!The CalRecycle Grant that funded the installation is awarded annually to cities and counties and supports resources to address recycling challenges, aid in increasing beverage container collection, and reduce beverage container litter in the waste stream. Rolling Hills Estates has received the grant for several years, and has used past funds to support litter abatement, Earth Day Celebrations and recycling/waste containers at our bus stops. This year’s Big Belly installation is the first smart container purchased by the City, and there are hopes to add more in the future.