Mission Viejo Tests New BigBelly Solar Powered Trash Compactors

December 24, 2009 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Mission Viejo , California has become the latest in a string of cities to try out a new sustainable street-scale solar powered trash compactor called the BigBelly Solar Compactor .  In partnership with its waste hauler Waste Management , the city hopes to cut trash pickups from street containers by up to 80%, which in turn would help cut greenhouse gas emissions , reduce fuel use, and shave some costs off the city’s waste hauling budget. The city is starting with two BigBelly solar compactors at its Civic Center, and it anticipates a successful trial.  Solar technology and battery storage technology are rapidly approaching the point where solar equipment can operate without the need for direct sunlight every day, so look for more urban street fixtures to go solar in the near future

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Mission Viejo Tests New BigBelly Solar Powered Trash Compactors

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