Bigbelly Smart Waste Data is Always Accessible via the CLEAN API

The CLEAN API delivers raw smart waste data in an open format to enable Bigbelly data to feed into third-party applications. The CLEAN API enables you to blend smart waste data into centralized management systems, workforce management tools, and dashboards that drive engagement, impact quality of life, and enhance service delivery. Smart cities, campuses, and facilities are more than just tech-savvy. They are maximizing existing resources when building out custom tools tailored to smarter operations or large scale dashboards for city-wide monitoring. APIs connect the many systems and assets within a community into one centralized system. Large amounts of data generated in each unique platform can easily be shared cross-functionally with APIs.


Use the CLEAN API to create powerful integrations and display Bigbelly smart waste data in third-party systems for your smart city, campus, or facility. 

The cloud-based CLEAN platform is the central data system of the Bigbelly smart waste system. Stations communicate with CLEAN to determine fullness, collection readiness, functional status, and more. System data can be viewed in in the web portal, mobile app, auto-generated notifications, and can now be programmed into third-party applications using the API. Integrating your smart waste system information in city-wide dashboards provides a holistic view of your smart operations.  


The API extends the Bigbelly system functionality and provides a data feed for customers looking to develop data-backed, centralized platforms. The REST-based CLEAN API gives you read access to your smart waste data to display the data in other systems.

Bigbelly’s API enables flexible querying of data stored in the CLEAN software platform to the display of smart waste data in third-party programmed applications. Developers can write integrations using the CLEAN API to transmit selected data updates as they occur at the stations and in CLEAN. The API allows customers to transmit CLEAN data to other platforms and create a functional integration quickly and easily. 

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Customers can query data including...

  • Account Assets - Station Location, Description, Profile
  • Status - Station Fullness Status & Collection Readiness
  • Collection List - Station Ready to Collect 
  • Collection Summary for specified timeframe
  • Alerts on the Account and Component levels
  • Collection Frequency, Fill Rate, and Volume Metrics
  • Collection Efficiency Metrics 
  • Filtered by groups, current and historical timeframes


Integration with Workforce Management Platforms

CLEAN data can be integrated into a workforce management platform used to manage staff, scheduling, and labor optimization. These platforms help to forecast resource demand, create and assign schedules, and report on activity. Cities using a workforce management platform can use the CLEAN API to feed system data into their centralized system. Routes can be optimized by only including Bigbelly stations ready to be collected.  Collection activity, response time, and efficiencies are reported to optimize the use of resources for public space waste collection.

Direct Feed into 311 Systems

Bigbelly data can be integrated into cities’ non-emergency 311 systems using the CLEAN API. 311 systems enable city governments to identify patterns and address issues. Customers may use internally developed or turnkey 311 platforms, like SeeClickFix, to manage their non-emergency reports. Cities can use the CLEAN API to auto-generate a ticket in their system when a Bigbelly station reaches 100% full (an overflow risk) to ensure that crews attend to emptying any at-risk bins. SeeClickFix has an integration available to all customers that uses the API to feed Bigbelly data into 311 tickets for the prompt dispatch of crews to remedy reported issues (bin ready for collection, active maintenance alert, etc.).

CLEAN-API-Integration-SeeClickFixFeatured Integration with SeeClickFix

SeeClickFix, a leading provider of intelligent 311 and workforce management tools, uses Bigbelly’s CLEAN API to deliver smart waste system data to mutual customers, like the City of Cambridge.  “Bigbelly is our first IoT integration and we couldn’t be more excited. Our mutual customers can now automatically generate SeeClickFix requests directly from Bigbelly data triggers. This allows them to make the most of the automated workflows that they’ve already developed in SeeClickFix.”  -  Steve Machesney, Director of Marketing, SeeClickFix

Cambridge, Massachusetts is one of the first cities to deploy the Bigbelly and SeeClickFix integration. “As longtime partners of both Bigbelly and SeeClickFix, we are thrilled that these tools are now integrated to be even more user friendly for our day-to-day operations,” commented Dan Riviello, 311 Project Manager, who advocated for Cambridge’s use of the integration. “For a department like ours that uses many technology platforms, the ability for systems to communicate with each other is important,” said John Fitzgerald, Environmental Services Manager at Cambridge Public Works. “The new integration between Bigbelly and SeeClickFix has further streamlined the way we process requests and dispatch crews for core services like waste bin collections.”

Data Overlay with Live City Maps

Substantial data is captured from smart operations, service performance tracking, constituent inputs, and sensors placed among a city. Communities are looking for ways to integrate data sets to correlate the impact of the traditionally siloed department or service initiatives. Customers like New York City Parks use the CLEAN API to feed the geolocation tags of each Bigbelly station deployed into a live ESRI map. NYC Parks’ map displays Bigbelly bin locations overlaid with rat sighting 311 ticket data. This horizontal integration melds Bigbelly waste system data with health and safety data to analyze the impact of Bigbelly stations on the city’s rat population.

Smart City Dashboards

Cities are turning to centralized dashboards to keep a pulse on the community while managing and planning service delivery. Third-party dashboards are ready for integrations to display cross-functional data. Officials can monitor happenings and conditions across neighborhoods for informed decision-making. Data, video, and RSS feeds related to 911 calls, transit and traffic, weather, pollution, and more can all be integrated into a dashboard. Customers use the CLEAN API to display waste management data such as the number of bins needing collection or the recycling diversion rate in centralized dashboards.

The API is available to all Bigbelly customers as part of their CLEAN License. CLEAN API is available to users upon request; please contact to request an API user type and authorized key. Programming by development or IT group is required to integrate CLEAN data via the API into customers' third-party applications.