The capacity of a standard outdoor street litter bin will generally sit somewhere between 60 to 135 litres. This is more than adequate for the majority of locations in areas of recreation, local retail, housing areas of medium and low obstruction and rural roads.
However, where we are seeing an increase in certain types of litter which can lead to overflowing bins, could larger receptacles, purposely designed to take the wide mix of on-the-go litter, be the simplest solution?
With the increase in outlets over the last decade, it’s no surprise that fast food related litter is now in the top five types of litter, found across the 10 land uses surveyed in the latest How Clean is England survey by Keep Britain Tidy.
But are all receptacles designed to take this type of litter today? To help prevent scenes like this...
Life Sized for Today’s On-the-Go Lifestyles
- One of the more obvious everyday benefits, when the container is positioned in intensively used areas such as Main Retail and Commercial Centres, is that the larger size of the bin or housing increases its visibility, making it simply easier to locate and use when you need one.
- The apertures are also purposely designed to take a wider variety of consumer litter, while preventing the incorrect disposal of trade waste.
- For waste operatives, the benefits include zero or minimal chance of any direct contact with the bin waste and with mechanical emptying of the wheelie bins the risk factors associated with manual handling are also reduced.
- For the waste management contract, the increased capacity can reduce the frequency of collections needed, while offering the opportunity to streamline and speed up the collection process due to the ease of mechanical emptying.
When Size Matters: Litter Capacity Info Chart
We’ve compiled this infographic chart to help you identify the appropriate sizes and types of litter solutions available for your binfrastructure.
The chart indicates:
- the top 5 types of litter commonly found across the survey's 10 land uses
- any prevalence of dog fouling; and
- also highlights the prevalence of littering correlated against the intensiveness of land use, to help determine the likelihood of litter hotspots or overflowing bins in those areas.*
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For an at a glance Guide to all Glasdon Litter Bins please visit: How do I Choose a Litter Bin?
For an at a glance Guide to all Glasdon Litter Bins visit: How do I Choose a Litter Bin?
Source: How Clean is England survey by Keep Britain Tidy - http://howcleanisengland.keepbritaintidy.org/