Keeping Cambridge Cleaner


Committee: Environment

Cost: $45,000

Location: As most needed throughout Cambridge

Short Description:

Install 6 touchless, pest-resistant Big Belly trash and recycling compactors in most needed areas. Solar-powered and more efficient than traditional bins, Big Bellies will be hands-free, reduce pests (like rats) and keep streets cleaner.

Long Description:

To improve access for residents to dispose of waste and recyclables as needed, we propose installing  hands-free, closed waste containers for trash and recycling - either as additional bins or replacing open-topped waste bins in highly trafficked areas or areas without containers.

Upgrading or adding Big Bellys throughout the city will increase clean waste disposal capacity of the city while also reducing rat problems. The city has already selected Big Belly bins as the best fit for the city’s needs so this proposal will accelerate the rollout to the most-needed areas.

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  • Budget Intern
    published this page in PB Cycle 7 2020-12-23 11:52:22 -0500