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Waste Reduction Technology Demonstration at EPA Regional Office in Atlanta

Release Date: 09/11/2012
Contact Information: Jason McDonald, (404) 562-9203,

ATLANTA – On Tuesday, September 11, 2012 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will view a demonstration of a waste collection efficiency strategy developed by BigBelly Solar, Inc. in the courtyard of the Atlanta Federal Center. The waste collection strategy aims to reduce the cost of waste and recycling collection by utilizing solar energy to compact waste on-site.

Who: Carol Kemker, EPA Region 4, Deputy Division Director Air, Pesticides,
Toxics Management Division
Scott Sauerbier, Senior Vice President, BigBelly Solar, Inc.

What: Waste Reduction Technology Demonstration

When: September 11, 2012
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where: Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center- Courtyard

      61 Forsyth Street
      Atlanta, GA 30303

Protecting the environment and public health by improving air quality through energy efficiency and fuel reduction is vital. City managers, park administrators, sporting and entertainment industries, including neighborhoods, can all benefit from technology that utilizes renewable resources and conserves non-renewable resources. This strategy employs “smart” trash receptacles equipped with the CLEAN (Collection Logistics Efficiency And Notification) software solution. The CLEAN software solution allows the receptacle to communicate with a central server using wireless data that is easily accessible from any web browser or smart phone. Data relayed to the central server provides system users the ability to optimize collection routes in real time.

The EPA continuously evaluates strategies and technologies in an effort to reduce diesel engine emissions across the eight southeastern states. It remains focused on promoting energy independence and growing sustainable economies to protect the environment and human health.