2 BigBelly Solar trash compactors were provided to the Town by Waste Management at no cost, per the terms of their contract. These units have been placed on Thoreau Street and at Junction Park in West Concord.
The BigBelly trash compactors are "wrapped" with Concord-specific scenes. These easy to use solar compactors are completely self-powered, using only solar power for trash compaction. The capacity of these units is 5 times greater than regular trash receptacles of similar size. These innovative solar compactors reduce collection trips and fuel use, and are said to cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80%.