BigBelly Trash Bins | NYC Municiple WiFi Network Pilot

Smart Bins Could Provide Citywide WiFi In NYC


Waste management company Bigbelly is conducting a pilot program in New York City, using smart trash bins to provide a municipal WiFi network.

There has been everything from sidewalk slabs to city buses used to create citywide WiFi networks. The New York City waste management company Bigbelly is piloting a proposed solution using smart trash bins to create a city wide WiFi network.


BigBelly’s solar-powered trash bins and recycling units are currently fitted with Qualcomm chips, informing management of trash bin garbage load and  smell status. Now, BigBelly is actively pursuing municipalities in the deployment their WiFi enabled trash bins to provide wireless internet coverage in urban areas all over the country. The WiFi trash bins could also be used to display public service announcements and emergency alerts.


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2 Responses to BigBelly Trash Bins | NYC Municiple WiFi Network Pilot

  1. “…on top of collecting valuable data for governments.” I was on board until I read this…huh…what kind of data I suppose?

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