Many Amberol products have been designed in collaboration with customers. As the people who use our litter bins and self-watering planters day in, day out, we feel that they are often well-placed to offer practical advice on any modifications - or even new designs.
The Chatsworth Bin is a perfect example of a successful collaboration between manufacturer and customer. The Chatsworth Bin was developed as part of a scheme to revitalise the high streets in the North London regions of Cricklewood and North Finchley. The project, which received funding from the Outer London Fund and Barnet and Brent councils, involved repaving, widening and decluttering streets, as well as investing in new street furniture to create cleaner, more attractive communal spaces. The Chatsworth Bin was designed as part of this project.
In order to ensure that the bin both served its purpose of improving litter disposal and increasing recycling rates, as well as looking attractive in situ, Amberol worked closely with street architecture firm Robin Lee Architecture to develop the bin’s sleek exterior. The initial design was loosely based on the Olympic Dual Bin, which had been developed especially for the 2012 Olympics. However, the aim with the Chatsworth was to create a slightly different style of contemporary-looking bin.
Having plenty of litter bins with clearly labelled apertures to separate recyclable materials at source should be a key part of any local authority’s recycling strategy, and so the Chatsworth Bin has two distinctively signed apertures with two internal liners to ensure division of litter at source.
Another problem that occurs around the disposal of litter is vandalism when unfortunately, litter bins can be emptied if not secured. So, the Chatsworth Bin has a slam lock lid to reduce the risk of tampering. However, at the same time, the top-opening design makes it quick and easy to empty (it also has a generous 180 litre capacity to reduce the frequency of emptying). In addition, the Chatsworth has two cigarette stub holders to help reduce cigarette litter, one of the most commonly dropped items on the streets of the UK.
Like all of Amberol’s self-watering planters and litter bins, the Chatsworth Bin is made from recyclable polyethylene to ensure its environmental credentials. The bin can also be supplied with clear, WRAP approved signage and colour coding designed to encourage people to recycle and dispose of their waste responsibly.
For more information about any Amberol litter bins, or to request a free, no-obligation demonstration at a location of your choosing, call 01773 830 930 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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