Solar-Powered Trash Bins Installed in Rehoboth Beach

Jun 13, 2019

The City of Rehoboth Beach is rolling out a new system for refuse collection in several locations throughout town. This week, the City installed 14 Bigbelly solar-powered compacting containers that are strategically located along Baltimore Avenue, Wilmington Avenue, and First Street in heavily-pedestrianized spots. Additionally, Grove Park and Stockley Street Park will soon have receptacles for both refuse and recycling. Each Bigbelly receptacle uses built-in solar panels to run motorized compactors, which dramatically 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 provides five times the capacity of a traditional container. Additionally, they have built-in cloud computing technology that can provide real-time information and digitally send notifications to refuse collectors when they have reached capacity. The bins are 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. Bigbelly is the world’s leading provider of enterprise waste and recycling management solutions. For more information, visit For additional information regarding the City of Rehoboth Beach’s new solar-powered compacting containers, please contact the City’s Communications Department at 302-227-6181 ext. 522 or [email protected].


A new Bigbelly solar-powered trash bin on Baltimore Avenue.  


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