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A closer look at Straight's new inner caddy for food waste

What is your product? 

A 12-litre wheeled bin inner caddy specifically designed for separate food waste collections. 

How does it work?

The caddy sits inside the rim of a 140-litre wheeled bin and allows the food waste to be kept separate from other materials in the bin. This negates the need for a separate container at the kerbside saving space and expense. The wheeled bin itself can be used for recyclable materials or residual wastes.

Where would it ideally be used?

Anywhere where 140-litre wheeled bins are used or are planned to be introduced and where a separate food waste collection is required. There is nowhere the product would not work, assuming space for a single wheeled bin.

How is it different?

There is no other comparable product on the market specifically designed for the collection of food waste in this way. The combination of the inner caddy principle with a lidded food waste container complete with locking lid and carry handle is completely unique.

What benefits does it offer? 

It reduces the need for a separate container at the kerbside, which is often a key driver for councils when selecting container systems. It offers health and safety benefits for crew, as the container is lifted from waist height rather than from the ground. For residents, there is no need to ever lift the container. 

Where has it been used?

Bournemouth Council will begin using the container in January 2014. There are many other councils using our inner caddy systems and our food waste systems across the UK.  There is strong interest in this idea.


Price will depend on quantity, colour and graphic specification. Interested parties should contact us for details.

Any savings?

Price breaks will be offered for larger quantities.

What about maintenance?

There is no maintenance required. If the householder wishes to clean the container this is aided by a smooth wipe clean interior to the container.

What is its life span?

The product lifespan is in excess of 10 years.

How is it future-proofed?

We do not see any risk in this respect.

Any future applications?

The inner caddy model can be applied to all sizes of two-wheeled bins and can now be adapted to all material types. 

We currently have various models for 140-litre and 240-litre bins, these cover mixed dry recyclables, single stream recyclables and food waste. Led by market demand, the gaps in the range will be filled in.

How many have you sold and where?

An initial 75,000 units have been sold to Bournemouth. We see this unit being popular elsewhere.

Anything else?

The product is made in the UK from recycled plastic and using renewable energy. The Straight pledge offers a guaranteed take back at the end of the life of the product.

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