The new bins join Bigbelly’s line of solar-powered regular trash compactors and those for collecting recyclables.
The bins will collect food scraps, food-soiled paper, and yard waste which is turned into renewable energy, biosolids, and compost that will be made available to residents.
“This is a win for New Yorkers. It’s a win for all of us,” New York City Mayor Eric Adams said last week in announcing the program.
?“The only one that loses are rats.”
Founded in 2003, Bigbelly (a chamber member) was briefly headquartered in Newton and is now located on A Street in Needham where its bins are designed and tested.
The company’s products are deployed in all 50 states and over 60 countries, with over 70,000 units worldwide.
And rats hate them.