Thursday 10th June, 2010

Trendy bins for Hammersmith & Fulham

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The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham is looking to adopt a new type of bin and wants locals to help choose a new larger and trendier model.

The Borough is listening to the views and opinions of residents, local groups, stakeholders, employees, businesses and visitors on the right way forward.

“We are currently looking at two, new and very different bins and will be running a short trial to measure the litter capture, usability of the bins, and our service providers will monitor changes to the street surroundings,” according to the borough.

The rubbish choices

The Hooped Bin – Trial location at Wood Lane

This is a user friendly model that has appeared in public areas and underground stations. It has a simple and safe bag holder and is designed for use with clear plastic bags. 

The Cleverbin – Trial location at Hammersmith Broadway and Fulham Palace Road

A recent design developed for night-time litter disposal. Based on a popular bin model, it is accessorised with back lit solar panels, which produce enough energy to run a GPS sensor for bin mapping and illuminate the bins at night. 

The Borough feels the two designs may offer them value for money by streamlining the street services it provides.
“We would like to streamline and improve the appearance, functionality and litter capture of our bins by introducing a replacement scheme for the future,” said the council.

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