On Tuesday, GW installed their first solar trash compactor called BigBelly. The can has a solar panel on the top that automatically compacts trash and cuts down the number of times of emptying the can. There is a computer inside that alerts facilities when the bag needs to be changed or if there is a problem. This BigBelly was installed at the most popular trash spot on campus--right outside Gelman library and Starbucks. Usually, the bag is replaced at least twice a day, and now is replaced every two days! This BigBelly is acting as a pilot for future BigBelly's on campus. If it is successful, hopefully we will see more around foggy bottom.
Lucky for me, I got to be the first person to put a piece of trash in our BigBelly!