Big Bellies on Midway Crossings

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No, we’re not talking beer bellies, but rather BigBelly solar trash compactors.


Two BigBelly compactors have been installed at the recently completed Midway Crossings project.  These intelligent trash cans use renewable energy to compact up to 169 gallons of trash into a 32 gallon bin.

Not only do the BigBellies run on clean, renewable energy, they are also extremely efficient. In fact, one compactor can operate for an entire week on the equivalent energy it takes to brew a pot of coffee!

By significantly reducing the demand for collection by garbage trucks this new system at Midway Crossings can cut CO2 and other vehicle exhaust emissions by 80%.

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