660L – 1280L Bin Storage Units

metroSTOR PBM

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metroSTOR PBM has become widely recognised for enclosing and controlling access to waste streams successfully, wherever the ubiquitous four wheeled bin is in use. With apertures specific to waste or recycling streams, a wide choice of cladding, finishes, and access control systems has established metroSTOR PBM as the tough and versatile bin storage solution.

Specified on new developments and existing schemes, metroSTOR PBM makes efficient use of available space, consolidating waste stream containers in a row of neat units. A wide range of standard and bespoke finishes enable outdoor storage units to be coordinated with architectural building fabrics and external works schemes. Site-wide coordination of outdoor storage units and street furniture is made easy to specify with a library of CAD blocks and BIM models available for download.

metroSTOR PBM offers class leading levels of adjustment in unit ground fixing points for 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 PBM bin stores can be specified with fire-resistant side and roof cladding options.