Keeping Pests Out

Everything In Its Place

Bigbelly compactors have been a good addition for our trash management.  They have reduced our tipping frequencies, kept animals out of the trash, and best of all, students like to see and use them.

Les Lawson

Iowa State University

Now in their fifth generation, Bigbelly solutions have been designed to deliver the optimal performance for our customers. In addition to the labour and fuel savings that come from optimised collection operations, our customers have realised one other key benefit – keeping trash in and animals out.

The enclosed design eradicates many animal-related issues.  Birds and monkeys are not extracting trash and rodents of all kinds — from squirrels to rats — are barred access from the containers.


Spotlight: King County Metro Transit

Waste collection can be problematic at transit stops. Ridership peaks lead to bin overflow and ground litter. Riders often dispose food waste prior to boarding. Food waste attracted crows and other birds to outdoor stops in the King County Metro system which increased customer complaints and ground litter. King County responded to feedback by installing Bigbelly compactors at high volume stations to deny pests access to waste.


Spotlight: New York City Parks

Open spaces and wooded parks offer ideal habitat for rodents and birds. High quantities of food waste and litter provide a consistent food source for these pests. Uneven collection frequencies and lack of manpower led to overflows and putrefaction.

By deploying Bigbelly, the NYC Parks department decreased rat infestations by eliminating their food source. Results from a study of Thomas Paine Park showed a 93% reduction in infestation following the Bigbelly deployment.


Providing a Solution to Age Old Operational Challenges