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Bigbelly Named One of Boston’s “50 on Fire”

Congratulations to our client, Bigbelly, for being recognized as one of BostInno’s 2015 “50 on Fire” winners. The 50 winners were selected from 200 finalists and thousands of nominations and represent a group of diverse individuals and organizations driving innovation in Boston and beyond.  Winners were chosen in the following categories: civic (smart city), design, dining and retail, education, healthcare and medicine, investment, marketing and advertising, professional services, sports and fitness, and technology.  Bigbelly, a worldwide leader in smart waste and recycling solutions, was one of the Civic (Smart City) winners.  To learn more about Bigbelly and the other “50 on Fire” Civic (Smart City) winners, read on!

Bigbelly ( is transforming waste collection, one of the least efficient and resource-intensive industries, but its comprehensive solutions reach far beyond bins. The company offers an enterprise approach to waste management deployments where representatives work with municipalities and campuses to build out waste station systems tailored to their needs. Customers can leverage the CLEAN Management Console, a single destination software dashboard, to capture data points on station fullness, collection frequency, route efficiency, and more. This provides the actionable data that leads its customers, located in every state and in over 50 countries worldwide, to realize greater operational efficiency.

Other Civil (Smart City) winners included:

  • Boston Public Market, which opened in July and now houses 40 small businesses and welcomes over 20,000 visitors every weekend.
  • Green City Growers, an urban farming business that has helped to install and maintain 60 rooftop farms and gardens across eastern Massachusetts, including on the roof of Fenway Park.
  • TUGG, a community engagement platform that connects technology entrepreneurs with social enterprises serving local under-resourced youth.

Great work, Bigbelly!  We look forward to continuing to watch you grow.


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Thomas R. Burton, III

Member / Chair, Energy & Sustainability Practice

Tom Burton has helped to shape the clean energy industry by drawing on his passion for innovation. As a Mintz attorney, Tom counsels investors, entrepreneurs, and Fortune 100 companies. He also guides start-up organizations and accelerators to foster the next generation of energy leaders.