BetterBin: A next generation litter basket for New York City.

 
 
 
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Selection Criteria

Stage 1 submissions will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • 50% - Responsiveness to Competition Goals

  • 25% - Technical review of manufacturing feasibility

  • 25% - Originality, innovation, and design quality of the submission

In addition, Stage 2 Finalists will also be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • 50% - Prototype basket performance during prototype testing

  • 25% - Public comments received during the prototype testing

  • 25% - Feedback from Department of Sanitation employees during the prototype testing

Please download and review the BetterBin Request for Proposals for complete details, rules and conditions.

Meet the Judging Panel

The BetterBin judging panel represents a diverse group of stakeholders from the Department of Sanitation and New York City design community, as well as technical experts in manufacturing and industrial design. 

The judging panel will assess the submissions and select up to three Finalists and one First Place Winner using the evaluation criteria outlined in the Request for Proposals. 

  A DSNY "silver bullet" litter basket.  Photo by DSNY.

A DSNY "silver bullet" litter basket. Photo by DSNY.

 
 
  Keri Butler  Deputy Director, Public Design Commission

Keri Butler
Deputy Director, Public Design Commission

  Vijay Chakravarthy  Northeast District Chapter Representative, IDSA

Vijay Chakravarthy
Northeast District Chapter Representative, IDSA

  Kathryn Garcia  Commissioner, Department of Sanitation

Kathryn Garcia
Commissioner, Department of Sanitation

 
 
  Jeffrey Kapec  Executive Vice President, Tanaka Kapec Design Group and Visiting Professor at Pratt Institute

Jeffrey Kapec
Executive Vice President, Tanaka Kapec Design Group and Visiting Professor at Pratt Institute

  David van der Leer  Executive Director, Van Alen Institute

David van der Leer
Executive Director, Van Alen Institute

  Cara McCarty  Curatorial Director, Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cara McCarty
Curatorial Director, Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

 
 
  Victoria Milne  Principal, 6¢ Design

Victoria Milne
Principal, 6¢ Design

  Harry Nespoli  President, Uniformed Sanitation Men Association

Harry Nespoli
President, Uniformed Sanitation Men Association

  Heron Preston  Designer

Heron Preston
Designer

 

Technical Review Advisory Board

The technical review advisory board includes specialists in general manufacturing, metal fabrication, and rotational molding. The advisory board will advise the jury on manufacturing feasibility.

Mark Bechtel
Assistant Professor of Product Design, Parsons School of Design

Warren Ginn, FIDSA
Principal, GinnDesign Product Development and Adjunct Professor of Industrial Design at North Carolina State University.

Ken Goldberg
Serial Entrepreneur and Manufacturer

Chris Parke
Design Manager, Newell Rubbermaid; Regional Director, IDSA