March 31, 2011

Big belly

Photo by Bob Elbert.

More trash talk

Another 30 BigBelly solar trash compactors have been added to Iowa State's current fleet of 12.

The residence department recently purchased the compactors for use near high-traffic areas around the university's residence halls, like Roberts and Lyon halls (pictured here). Facilities planning and management employees installed 23 of the BigBellys earlier this week; an additional seven will be stored until they are needed.

Cost of the new compactors was almost $130,000. The department of residence used operating revenues, primarily from student room fees, to fund the project. The department will realize a cost savings through a reduction in fees paid to FPM for trash service.

The new BigBellys feature photos of Cy in scenes related to resident life.