The Master Plan called for enhanced trash and recycling opportunities throughout the downtown area. In order to meet this goal the City is deploying Big Belly solar compactors in 2015. We are starting small with four units that be scattered throughout the district in heavy trash volume locations. The test locations will hopefully be a springboard for widespread use in downtown and other public areas in Iowa City. 

Big Belly units compact trash and recyclables through use of 100 percent solar power. They provide great marketing opportunities while reducing maintenance expenses. Check out more on the recycling benefits of Big Belly’s at

Date of publication

Monday, July 20, 2015