How to Choose a Litter Bin

No organisation is the same and we recognise that no waste management scheme is either. That's why we supply a variety of different litter bins that will suit all styles, budgets and requirements. We've answered the most commonly asked questions when it comes to choosing those all-important litter bins.

Check out our handy litter bin height guide to help you choose your bin.

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FAQ: What capacity should I choose?

Our extensive range of litter bins are available from 16 litres to a huge 360 litres. Depending on the intended placement and frequency of emptying, we're sure we have something to suit all. If you're looking for units for outdoor high-traffic areas such as foot paths, it's likely you will require a large capacity bin. For lower footfall areas, such as indoor reception areas, a smaller unit will probably be most suitable.

For large volumes of waste we recommend: Nexus® City 360 Litter Bin

For smaller volumes of waste we recommend: Luna Litter Bin

FAQ: Do I need a fixing?

In outdoor locations, fixings are recommended for added security, however Glasdon litter bins are extremely robust and durable in all weathers and settings.

We've created a litter and recycling bin fixings guide, as well as a helpful infographic, to help you select an appropriate fixing for the location of your bin. If you are still unsure, please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to advise.

Fixings for Litter and Recycling Bins
Download our free Litter and Recycling Bin Fixings Infographic, here.

FAQ: How much maintenance does my litter bin require?

Our litter bins are constructed from either metal or polymer. Most of our polymer bins are made from Durapol® and require very little maintenance. Durapol® is able to withstand challenging weather conditions and also incorporates UV inhibitors that slows down natural colour degradation and extends the bin’s functional life. This reduces the costly expenses that are often associated with cleaning, maintaining and replacing litter bins. Most of our metal litter bins are constructed from Armortec® coated steel which is vandal, corrosion and weather resistant. This helps to prolong the life span of our metal litter bins.

We're extremely confident that our bins are produced to the highest of standards, which is why our products undergo rigorous product testing. You can view our product testing videos on our youtube channel.

FAQ: Do I need a restricted aperture for my outdoor litter bin?

Many Glasdon outdoor litter bins are available with a restricted aperture, designed to accept small items of waste such as Glasdon Jubilee 110 Restricted Aperture magazines and food packaging. These restricted aperture outdoor litter bins help to reduce unneccesary waste disposal costs by detering users from depositing large sacks of waste within the container.

There are many benefits of having a reduced size, restricted aperture including a minimised need to frequently empty the bin due to smaller items of waste being deposited. These low maintenance outdoor litter bins are ideal for areas within city centres, parks and recreational locations, to prevent the disposal of large items of business or domestic waste.

FAQ: Can I personalise my litter bin?

Personalising our litter bins is a popular choice among our customers as it gives them the freedom to add a personal touch to their waste management scheme. You are able to add your organisation's branding as well as use non-standard colours to suit your requirements.

View our personalisation examples here

FAQ: What liner do I need?

We have a number of liner options to choose from depending on the intended placement of your litter bin.

Our sack retention systems are a popular choice as they allow plastic bags to be fitted in a tidy and easy manner whilst ensuring that the aesthetics of the bin are not compromised.

We also offer zinc-coated steel liners which are most appropriate for use in fire-risk areas. The strong and robust metal liners often include drop-handles to assist with hygienic, easy emptying.

Additionally, our robust plastic liners are most appropriate for use in corrosive environments as the material will not rust. The durable polyethylene material will absorb impacts without losing its shape and will also be lighter in weight than a metal equivalent.

FAQ: What are the benefits of a transparent litter bin?

We recognise the need for secure solutions at public events & areas where high security and vigilance is required. Our transparent bins are often preferred for large events and transport hubs as the contents can be easily inspected by law enforcement and protective services.

Transparent litter bins are also beneficial as passing users can quickly identify the waste stream that is being collected which may help to reduce contamination across your waste management program.

For high-security areas, we recommend our Orbis™ Sack Holder with clear sacks

FAQ: What is Firexpire®?

Firexpire® is a fire extinguishing plate that can be fitted within the top of a selection of our hooded litter bins. Should a fire break out inside of the container, a special heat-responsive device releases the plate which then seals off the mouth of the liner and deprives the fire of oxygen. The device can then be easily replaced using only a screwdriver to reset the device on site. Please note that the device is designed to be used with metal liners only.

FAQ: How well do your litter bins perform at low temperatures?

As part of our quality assurance process, our products go through rigorous product testing methods. Among these tests, the litter bins are subject to both low and high temperatures so we can be confident that they will perform even in the most extreme weather conditions.

If you're in even the slightest of doubt – our experts are here to help so please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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