Bigbelly Smart Extras

Bigbelly Bins, the smart waste and recycling solutions that can do so much more. Our innovative technologies allow you to configure your Bigbelly units to power a variety of smart city solutions and devices, all while harnessing the power of the sun.

Located in the public right-of-way, our bins are ideally positioned to host a range of additional technologies that can help modernise and improve a city’s core services. Plus, with easy access and the ability to blend in with their surroundings, these units are the perfect way to discreetly incorporate smart technology into your community.

Powered by solar energy, our bins are self-sufficient and capable of delivering consistent, reliable power. Whether you’re looking to power Bigbelly innovations or other smart city solutions, our bins are the ideal choice. So why wait? Start leveraging the power of Bigbelly Bins to bring your city into the future today. 

Remote Hopper Locking

Bigbelly stations can be locked remotely via the CLEAN app during high-security events. A signal is sent to any individual (or number of) units requesting that the Hopper lock is engaged remotely, rendering the station unusable.

Stations are checked manually for safety, and once confirmed and remotely locked, they cannot be used by the Public during the time of the security event.

Any tampering with the station during this event (forcing of the hopper or the door, or movement of the unit) will trigger a series of alerts to nominated people in the Municipality or Security Services.

The LED indicator will reflect the current unit breach state:

  • Solid Green + Flashing Red/Yellow – The door has not been opened since entering Secure mode.
  • Solid Red + Flashing Green/Yellow – The door has been opened since entering Secure mode (Breached)

Wi-Fi Hotspot

The Bigbelly smart station can be used as a sealed unit to conceal a Wi-Fi hotspot in the public right-of-way. Powered by solar, there are no plugs or grid power required.

The technology housed inside can provide instant Internet access with up to 20 metres signal radius.

This is ideal for congested cities and Heritage Trails.

IoT Sensors


Today, every building can be smart, thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) Smart Sensors that help prevent critical system breakdowns, reduce onsite engineering staff and optimise building system performance Sensors.


Smart cities around the world are implementing initiatives to promote greener and safer urban environments, with cleaner air and water, better mobility and efficient public services. These initiatives are supported by technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics, that form the base of the smart city model.


Bigbelly are helping Smart cities to leverage technology solutions to improve city services and the living experience of residents. Municipalities use IoT sensors, networks, and applications to gather relevant data, such as traffic congestion, energy usage, and air quality.


This data can then be used by technological solutions to improve city services, including utilities, transportation, and public services.