Thank you to the Mayor’s Fix-It Grant program, and the SF Office of Economic and Workforce Development, for grant funding for two years of Bigbelly trash receptacles on 24th Street.

The four new Bigbelly trash receptacles are located at Castro and 24th Streets, Noe and 24th Streets, in front of the Noe Valley Town Square and at 24th and Church Streets. Two years' funding of these high-efficiency receptacles has been provided by City grants.

Bigbelly is a prominent smart solution provider as the world leader of smart waste and recycling solutions. Deployed across communities, campuses and organizations in over 50 countries, the cloud-connected Bigbelly smart waste & recycling system combines smart, sensing, compacting stations with real-time software. Customers experience up to 80% collection reduction in addition to cleanliness, operational, economic, and environmental gains with Bigbelly.



The stations on the street collect garbage as pedestrians deposit their waste into the appropriate stream available at each location. The station is continuously sensing the amount of waste within and communicating that fullness status into to CLEAN. When it reaches full capacity, and needs to be emptied, the station communicates the change in status and collection crews are notified. This real-time insight allows crews to focus their efforts on only those stations which need to be collected… no more picking up nearly empty bags of trash or cleaning up the overflows from waste bins piled high. 

The Noe Valley association is the fiscal sponsor for the Noe Valley Town Square.



The Noe Valley Association (CBD) was established in August 2005 as a fifteen-year community benefit district which receives an annual special assessment from the 208 properties in the district. The first assessments were received by the NVA in January 2006. The NVA consists of roughly six city blocks, including the side streets of corner buildings, on 24th Street in Noe Valley between Church & Douglass Streets. The NVA was renewed for another 15-year term as of January 1, 2021.