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The bin’s the thing

MGB Plastics
MGB Plastics has launched an inner caddy that sits inside wheeled bins and encourages homeowners to separate materials for recycling. It comes in 40- and 55-litre versions, and has been designed with a smooth finish and rounded edges to make it easy to clean. A reinforced rim supports the weight of the caddy and gives the product extra durability and strength. It has been designed to fit inside any 240-litre wheeled bin while allowing full closure of the lid. It is viewed as a replacement product for the 55-litre kerbside box.

5-litre kitchen caddy: This size of caddy has been launched in response to requests for a smaller unit that can cater for smaller homes. It will offer the same benefits as the existing 7-litre caddy: single-handed operation, carbon filter-ready, dishwasher proof, 12in dinner plate width.
Caddy bracket: A screw-on bracket allows for either 5- or 7-litre caddies to be secured to walls or inside cupboards to keep worktops clear.
Lids: Rigid lids for its 44- and 55-litre kerbside boxes are being introduced to accompany the ‘stack & fill’ end-hinged versions. Coral says the advantage of these is cost because the rigid lids can be made with recycled plastic.

Taylor has launched two lid options for its Taylor Street recycling stations. The new lid replaces the standard three apertures with one larger opening, designed to accommodate general waste and bulky recyclables, such as cardboard and WEEE. The addition of an insert creates a smaller aperture, ideal for the collection of paper. The new lids can be retrofitted to existing Taylor units or ordered as an option to new units.

Straight has launched several modified wheeled bin lids since acquiring Helesi’s UK wheeled bin business and moving into manufacturing in 2010. The modified lids have been specifically designed for outdoor recycling, and are ideal for creating communal recycling stations for high-rise buildings or high-traffic, high-density locations. The lids can be used with all Straight wheeled bin sizes, and feature a choice of apertures for the collection of a variety of materials. Lids also feature a slam lock as standard for secure, tamper-proof waste disposal. Aperture types available include:

  • round aperture with rubber or brush inserts, suitable for glass, bottles and cans
  • mixed recycling aperture with brush inserts
  • paper aperture with brush inserts
  • confidential paper aperture with brush inserts
  • paper aperture with rain hood and
  • food waste aperture with flap lid.


MGB Plastics reports that it has smashed its sustainability target with its bin collection and recycling programme. During the past 12 months, it collected more than 20,000 used wheelie bins and recycled them at its factory in Rotherham. The company now plans to “significantly” increase this figure for 2011 and encourage more local authorities to recycle their old bins.

Taylor has launched a national safety awareness campaign. The company is providing information about the standards set out in relevant parts of EN840 and the critical requirements of the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) guidelines. The campaign includes an educational guide to the main points of the EN840 and WISH guidelines as well as a poster for the workplace and a video. The guide delivers information on how purchasers can ensure they comply with the guidelines and some of the dangers of non-compliance. Campaign materials can be viewed at

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