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A closer look at Taylor's Cage bin

What is your product?

The Taylor Cage bin.

How does it work?

This 1100 litre bin is designed to provide a purpose built solution to the problem of cross contamination in the collection of dry recyclables. The mesh side panels of the Taylor Continental Cage recycling containers allow collection crews and users to become instantly aware of any wrongly placed waste, preventing whole loads from becoming contaminated. The mesh ‘viewing panel’ also taps into the conscience of users who, once they’ve seen and understood what the intended contents of the unit should be, are far less likely to cross contaminate.

Where would it ideally be used?

The unit is ideally suited to any location where the prevention of cross contamination of dry recyclables is a priority.

How is it different?

Taylor’s Cage is not merely a bin – but a way in which to drive recycling engagement by tapping into the psychology of individuals. Taylor has taken one of its traditional units and applied the psychology of design in order to make it more effective. For example, if a user can see the contents of the bin - via the Cage unit’s mesh system - then they are less likely to cross contaminate.

What benefits does it offer? 

The unit helps reduce the growing costs associated with cross contaminated waste, it increases recycling levels and as the unit is lighter as a direct result of using less metal, it’s easier for waste collection operatives to use.

Where has it been used?

Most installations are used for cardboard or plastic bottle recycling in commercial environments.


Cage bins are only slightly more expensive than a standard Taylor Continental bin.

What about maintenance?

All replacement parts are available from Taylor’s Spare Parts Centre and the manufacturer’s Container Refurbishment programme will bring each and every unit back to its original condition on completion. Should any product require immediate servicing or repair Taylor can provide its Courtesy Bin package to prevent any downtime.

What is its life span?

Six years after receiving continual use.

How is it future-proofed?

The universal nature of steel waste containers and a growing emphasis on the prevention of cross contamination means that there is no danger of the Cage becoming obsolete.

Anything else?

The Cage represents one of many steps that Taylor is taking to redress the perception of the waste container. Harnessing the power of carefully considered design and aesthetics, Taylor aims to change the perception of the waste container from a traditional five sided metal receptacle to making it a key component in changing social attitudes to waste, improving recycling levels and reducing waste-to-landfill.

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