140L – 360L Bin Storage Units


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Designed primarily for residential applications where two-wheeled refuse bins are in use by individual dwellings, the metroSTOR PBL range provides a robust enclosed waste and recycling centre for all versions of 140 litre to 360 litre bins. The selection of user-friendly door apertures and signage avoid waste stream contamination, and optional integrated shelving enables kerbside and caddy type stacking bins to be accommodated neatly within the unit.

Whether specified on new developments or existing schemes, metroSTOR PBL makes for very efficient use of available space, consolidating waste streams in a row of compact and unobtrusive units. Cladding, access and roofing configurations including green roof, provide a wide range of standard and bespoke finishes that allow for outdoor storage units to be easily coordinated with architectural building fabrics of all types. Site-wide coordination of outdoor storage units and furniture is possible with Streetspace products, made even easier to specify with our library of CAD blocks and BIM models.

metroSTOR PBL offers class leading levels of adjustment in unit ground fixing points for slides and varying site conditions, reducing expenditure on enabling groundworks. The highly durable units are relocatable, and door recycling aperture inserts can be interchanged on site should site requirements or waste collection regimes change over time.

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Most waste materials ignite easily, burn fiercely and give off large volumes of noxious fumes. Within a communal housing environment this risk often presents itself where internal bin rooms or chutes are not adequately protected against fire and smoke. This can necessitate costly upgrades to achieve compliance and many landlords at this point consider changing to external storage, particularly as this also helps reduce the blockages and lack of recycling that frequently plague blocks fitted with chutes.

Fire risk is also commonly identified where the refuse storage provision has become inadequate due to current volumes of waste or a change to containerisation instead of sack collections, typically leading to unsecured bins outside dwellings and accumulations of side waste which are of course arson triggers in themselves.

To help combat waste and recycling bin fires, fire prevention organisations such as the FPA and CFPA-E recommend that bins should not be stored within six metres of any building opening such as doors, windows, ventilation ducts or exposed soffits and fascias. If this safety distance is impossible to achieve, they should be stored in a structure providing 30 minutes fire resistance and secured in place to prevent bins from being moved closer to the building.

To reduce fire risk if units cannot be located outside of the six metre recommended distance due to site constraints, metroSTOR PBL bin stores can be specified with fire-resistant side and roof cladding options.