Recycling Centres


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The metroSTOR PBC recycling centre is designed for residential communities, typically within a street scene application where the management of waste-streams is controlled by site management. metroSTOR PBC provides a neat and highly durable central recycling hub making collection of waste and at source recycling as easy as possible for users and site staff, assisted by clear waste stream signage fitted to the unit doors.

Our metroSTOR PBC recycling centre is designed with raised central wall and end sections that offer protection against wind-blown litter while enabling access to the bins from both sides. The centrally supported slatted roof section ensures that clear lines of sight are maintained through the structure, reducing the visual impact and deterring anti-social behaviour. Cladding options allow for the recycling centres to be easily coordinated with architectural building fabrics of all types.

metroSTOR PBC recycling hubs are supplied with adjustable baseplates for varying site conditions, reducing expenditure on enabling groundworks. Custom units for different quantities of bins and single sided options for installation against walls are also available.

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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.