Big Belly Solar Compactor and Recycling Stations

The BigBelly Solar Compactor is a patented compacting trash recepticle that is completely self-powered.  Instead of requiring a grid connection, BigBelly uses solar power for 100% of its energy needs.  The BigBelly unit takes up only as much space as the footprint of an ordinary trash receptacle, but its capacity is five times greater.  BigBelly is both energy efficient and saves on labor costs.  A total of 4 stations have been purchased and placed on Sanford Mall, near the Library, and near the Central Dining Facility.

Location: App State Campus and Town of Boone
Rated Output: 30W

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Appalachian State University Renewable Energy Initiative

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