(Photo credit: City of Rehoboth Beach)(Photo credit: City of Rehoboth Beach)

EHOBOTH BEACH, Del.– A new system for refuse collection is being rolled out in several locations throughout Rehoboth Beach.

According to a press release, the city installed 14 Bigbelly solar-powered compacting containers along Baltimore Avenue, Wilmington Avenue, and First Street, which are heavily used by pedestrians.

Additionally, Grove Park and Stockley Street Park will soon have receptacles for both refuse and recycling.

The city says each receptacle uses built-in solar panels to run motorized compactors, which reduce waste volumes and help create greener, cleaner streets.

The self-enclosed receptacles also prevent overflow, windblown littering, and unwanted odors. The capacity of each Bigbelly is 150 gallons, which reportedly provides five times the capacity of a traditional container.

Additionally, the receptacles have built-in cloud computing technology that can provide real-time information and digitally send notifications to refuse collectors when they have reached capacity, according to the city. The bins are also described as ADA compliant with both hand- and foot-operated levers.

Bigbelly solar-powered compacting containers are in use around the country in thousands of cities, college campuses, and entertainment parks, according to city officials.

For additional information regarding the City of Rehoboth Beach’s new solar-powered compacting containers, contact the city’s Communications Department at 302-227-6181, ext. 522, or communications@cityofrehoboth.com.

  City of Rehoboth Beach



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